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world bank accused of promoting land grabbing

WASHINGTON, US, April 27, 2010 – Friends of the Earth International warned today that voluntary principles on land acquisitions announced by the World Bank and supported by the UN will legitimize and promote land grabbing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [1]

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Bolivian Government Increases its Moral Authority on Climate Change

BOLIVIA, APRIL 21, 2010 – Thousands of environmentalists, peasant farmers, Indigenous Peoples and experts have gathered in Bolivia to participate in a groundbreaking conference on climate change which is also being attended by a delegation from Friends of the Earth International.

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friends of the earth swaziland director wins prestigious goldman prize

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (USA), April 19, 2010 -- Friends of the Earth International welcomed today's announcement that the director of Friends of the Earth Swaziland / Yonge Nawe, Thuli Brilliance Makama, is one of six winners of the prestigious Goldman Prize in San Francisco.

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BOLIVIAN CLIMATE CONFERENCE SIGNALS HOPE

In the wake of the failed UN Climate talks in Copenhagen and rich nations promoting the unwelcome 'Copenhagen Accord', the Bolivian government is convening the 'World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth' on April 19-22. [1]

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FAO Accused of Favouring Polluting Industrial Agriculture

LONDON (UK) / MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), March 1st, 2010) -- Genetically Modified food and crops will not tackle hunger, poverty or climate change, said today Friends of the Earth International on the first day of the “International Technical Conference of the FAO on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries” held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 1st to March 4th.

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GM crops failing to tackle climate change

Amsterdam / Uruguay, 23 February 2010 – On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech industry that genetically modified (GM) crops can combat climate change are both exaggerated and premature.[1]

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'Solidarity and Movements' Photo Competition Starts Today

February 1, 2010 -- Friends of the Earth International announces the launch today of its fifth annual photo competition, which will gather photos from around the world on the theme "Acting in Solidarity and Building Movements for Change."

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2010 BIODIVERSITY YEAR: URGENT ACTION NEEDED

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, January 11, 2010 – Commenting on today’s announcement by the United Nations that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and that “the world is invited to take action to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity”, Friends of the Earth International’s coordinator of the Forest and Biodiversity Programme Isaac Rojas said: “It is urgent to take immediate action to preserve biodiversity. Nearly half of the world’s forests and around one-third of its species have been lost in the past three decades. We especially need to protect our forests, which host more than 70% of terrestrial biodiversity. "

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UN Climate Conference closes without adopting 'Copenhagen accord'

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 19, 2009 - On the day that the UN Climate talks officially closed, Friends of the Earth International warned against the false conclusion that the UN Climate Conference has adopted the 'Copenhagen Accord'.

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Copenhagen: A disaster for the world's poorest

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- Commenting on the failure of rich country governments to secure a strong and fair UN agreement to tackle climate change in Copenhagen, Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International, said:

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Danish PM tries to derail UN climate talks; Friends of the Earth suspended from the conference

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 16, 2009 – Friends of the Earth International denounced today an attempt by the Danish Prime Minister to derail the U.N negotiations in favour of rich countries and condemned the exclusion of critical civil society voices -including Friends of the Earth- from the UN Climate conference.

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Friends of the Earth suspended from UN climate talks

COPENHAGEN -- Members of Friends of the Earth groups from around the world who arrived at the Bella Center this morning to take part as official observers in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations taking place here were told that their badges were no longer valid.

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The angry mermaid winner is...

The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37% of the total vote.

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Africa moves to stop rich country power grab and protect kyoto targets

COPENHAGEN , December 14, 2009 -- Commenting on the African Group of nations' opposition to an outrageous attempt by rich countries to kill the Kyoto targets in Copenhagen, Friends of the Earth International's Nnimmo Bassey said:

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Statement on police tactics in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- Commenting on police tactics in Copenhagen Saturday 12 December, Palle Bendsen of NOAH / Friends of the Earth Denmark said:

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Five thousand people Flood Copenhagen for Climate Justice

Copenhagen, Denmark, 12th December -- More than five thousand people from around the world have joined Friends of the Earth International’s “Flood for climate justice” this morning in Copenhagen to demand climate justice and an end to offsetting carbon emissions.

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Climate Capsule: People from around the world demand climate justice now

Copenhagen, December 11th – The “climate capsule” project of Friends of the Earth International has collected hundreds of messages, in all languages and all forms, from communities and people around the world who are affected by climate change. These demands for climate justice are being presented at the Klimaforum, Copenhagen, between 10th and 18th December 2009.

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Public vote closes on Sunday for angry mermaid award

Copenhagen, Friday 11th December – A public vote to decide the business or lobby group which has done most to undermine effective action on climate change closes at midnight (CET) on Sunday 13th December.

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Obama to Receive Prize Based on Promise He Has Failed to Keep

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, DECEMBER 10, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International members had the following statements prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's December 10 acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.

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Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions by 2020 without offsetting

Copenhagen/Brussels, December 10, 2009 – Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 without offsetting, Friends of the Earth International urged ahead of a meeting of European Heads of State happening in parallel to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.

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