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Photo Competition Winners Announced

The judges have made their choices for the 2008 Friends of the Earth International photo competition.

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Green schemes for biofuel crops set to fail

Attempts to use certification schemes to reduce the widespread environmental and social problems caused by growing crops for fuels and animal feeds are bound to fail, states a new report released today by Friends of the Earth groups.

Green schemes for biofuel crops set to fail - Read More…

GM crops increase pesticides

A new report released on February 13th shows that planting genetically modified (GM) crops is causing an increased use of harmful pesticides in major biotech crop producing countries.

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2008 Photo Competition Launch

Friends of the Earth International announces the launch today of its annual photo competition, which will gather photos from around the world on the theme of “Inspiration, Hope and Possibilities for a Better World.”

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Davos Elites Must Listen

Friends of the Earth International will urge world leaders on 26 January to listen to citizens from around the globe taking part in the 2008 'Day of Action' of the World Social Forum [1] to protest against the flawed corporate-driven globalisation model embodied by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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palm oil advert misleading

Friends of the Earth International has welcomed a ruling today by the UK advertising watchdog that describing palm oil as “sustainably produced” is false advertising.

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Kyoto Afloat After Attempted Sabotage

Negotiators reached a deal in Bali today (Saturday) on taking forward the Kyoto Protocol but Friends of the Earth International expressed deep disappointment at the weak content following many attempts to derail the talks by the some delegations.

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What's missing from the climate talks? Justice!

What's missing from the climate talks? Justice!

Peoples from social organizations and movements from across the globe brought the fight for social, ecological and gender justice into the negotiating rooms and onto the streets during the UN climate summit in Bali.

What's missing from the climate talks? Justice! - Read More…

What is the real U.S. agenda in Bali?

The United States’ administration was today (Thursday) accused of seeking to derail progress at the United Nations climate talks in Bali, with a series of moves designed to create a deal with no content.

What is the real U.S. agenda in Bali? - Read More…

Industrialised countries must act: Bali mandate at stake

Friends of the Earth International today warned Ministers arriving at the UN climate talks in Bali that they have a huge task ahead at these talks if they are to be deemed a success. Ministers must seriously reassess the consequences for the future viability of the post 2012 Kyoto commitment period if they fail to agree on key issues. Ministers must be prepared to shift on major issues, with agreement needed on a strong target range for Annex I reductions and commitments needed for resources to tackle climate change in the developing world, both in terms of adaptation and the means to build low carbon economies.

Industrialised countries must act: Bali mandate at stake - Read More…

climate justice for all

Peoples from all over the globe took part in the Solidarity Village for a Cool Planet, an initiative from different social organizations and movements fighting against ecological and social injustice and working for alternatives to the policies and practices that destroy livelihoods and the environment.

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Happy 10th Birthday kyoto

On the 10th anniversary of the agreement of the Kyoto Protocol, Friends of the Earth International urged industrialised countries to celebrate by announcing a commitment to agree further cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 40 per cent by 2020.

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World Bank Hands off Forests

Environmental groups at the United Nations climate talks in Bali today urged governments to reject a new World Bank initiative promoting the inclusion of forests in carbon markets. The World Bank initiative, known as the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is set to be launched on Tuesday 11th December in Bali as part of the discussions on ‘Reducing Emissions through Deforestation in Developing countries’ (REDD).

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Bali Joins Global Day for Tough Action on Climate Change

7 December 2007 - People in Bali will call for tough action to tackle climate change at a march and rally on 8th December (Saturday) as people around the world join the Global Day of Action on Climate Change.

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Keep unfair trade out of climate talks

7 December, 2007 - Informal trade talks scheduled to take place in Bali this weekend could seriously threaten the opportunity for a just and sustainable way forward on tackling climate change, Friends of the Earth International warned on the eve of the talks (Friday).

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Bali climate change talks must succeed

December 4, 2007 – Government delegates in Bali must achieve a clear plan for an international climate change agreement post 2012 – to be finalised by 2009, Friends of the Earth International said today (Tuesday).

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Governments must say no to 'biofuels'

Governments must say no to 'biofuels'

November 29, 2007 -- Biofuels must not be promoted as a solution to climate change, Friends of the Earth International said today, just a few days before key United Nations climate change talks start in Bali, Indonesia.

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climate change: launch of ambitious roadmap needed in bali

26 November 2007 -- On 3-14 December, the thirteenth annual negotiating conference for members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place on the Indonesian island of Bali. Friends of the Earth International will be lobbying for the launch of an ambitious roadmap at the negotiations that will lead to real changes that are urgently needed in order to address the climate crisis.

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new report: voices from communities affected by climate change

new report: voices from communities affected by climate change

A new report launched on November 26 provides nine testimonies from community members around the globe who have dramatic first-hand experience of the devastating impacts of climate change.

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Climate change: urgent action and robust policies must match dire warnings

On 12-17 November a synthesis report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be adopted and approved by governments in Valencia, Spain.

Climate change: urgent action and robust policies must match dire warnings - Read More…

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