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2012

Friends of the Earth International press releases 2012

Reclaim the United Nations campaign starts today

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) / RIO DE JANERIO (BRAZIL) JUNE 4, 2012 – Tomorrow, on World Environment Day, just two weeks before a major United Nations (UN) Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Friends of the Earth International starts a campaign urging the UN to limit the excessive influence of multinational corporations on its decision-making processes.

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Seventy thousand people ask oil giant Shell to clean up its mess in Nigeria

Seventy thousand people ask oil giant Shell to clean up its mess in Nigeria

AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS), May 21st, 2012 – On the eve of the annual general meeting of oil giant Shell, Friends of the Earth International announced that it will deliver to Shell CEO Peter Voser some 70,000 signatures of people who want Shell to start cleaning up its mess in the oil-rich and highly polluted Niger delta in Nigeria.

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UN Global Compact turns a blind eye to corporate malpractices

UN Global Compact turns a blind eye to corporate malpractices

AMSTERDAM / RIO DE JANEIRO, May 10, 2012 - Institutions and initiatives of the United Nations, such as the Global Compact provide far too much room for influence by private corporations. A Civil Society Statement to halt the corporate capture of the UN, raises concerns in run up to the Rio Conference.

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New report uncovers land grab in Uganda

WASHINGTON DC / BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) / KAMPALA (UGANDA) 23rd April 2012: Released on the eve of a World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty [1], a new report reveals widespread violations of people’s rights and environmental destruction from a land grab initially funded by the World Bank in Uganda. [2]

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Opposition to biotech giant Monsanto growing worldwide, new report shows

Opposition to biotech giant Monsanto growing worldwide, new report shows

APRIL 4, 2012, WASHINGTON (US) / MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), PARIS (FRANCE), – Today, the day that biotech giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) releases its second quarter earnings, a new report by civil society organisations shows that around the world small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements are increasingly resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.

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Polluting Brazilian mining giant Vale exposed

DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) / PORTO ALEGRE (BRAZIL), 27 JANUARY 2012 -- With more than 25,000 votes, the Brazilian mining giant Vale has been crowned the 'world's worst corporation of the year' at the January 27 'Public Eye Awards' in Davos, Switzerland [1]

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Biodiversity Talks Should Oppose 'Financialization' of Nature

HYDERABAD, INDIA, October 12, 2012 - While ministers start gathering here ahead of a second week of United Nations Biodiversity talks [15-19 October], preparing to discuss where to garner billions of dollars needed to preserve global biodiversity, Friends of the Earth International warns against Nature being ' financialized' (being given a price, bought, sold, and converted in financial mechanisms), which many multinational corporations are lobbying for.

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