The Live Earth initiative and concerts are an invaluable opportunity to catalyze action on climate change. Some Friends of the Earth groups are involved with Live Earth initiatives nationally, but Friends of the Earth International is not directly involved with Live Earth.
3 July 2007 - Wilmar, the world’s biggest trader in palm oil, is illegally logging rainforests, setting forests on fire and violating the rights of local communities in Indonesia, according to a new report published today by Friends of the Earth Netherlands.
21 June 2007 - Major international banks such as Credit Suisse, Barclays, Fortis Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Natixis are injecting hundreds of millions of Euros into a set of companies responsible for a catastrophic mud volcano in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth International/Europe has revealed in two new reports launched today.
7 June 2007 - Campaigners warned that today’s statement on climate change by leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) meeting here is weak and lacks substance, but reveals the urgent need to tackle climate change.
15 May 2007 - Environmental activists presented today several multi-billion dollar bills to shareholders attending oil giant Shell's Annual General Meeting in The Hague.
May 8, 2007 - Complaints are being filed today, May 8, in three European countries against a shameless advert that makes exaggerated and misleading green claims about oil giant Shell's operations.
BANGKOK, THAILAND, 4 May 2007 – The world’s leading scientists say governments can tackle climate change and that the solutions are affordable and available, in a key United Nations (UN) report published here today.
May 2, 2007 – On the day prior to oil giant Shell's quarterly earnings report (May 3), Friends of the Earth International called on the Anglo-Dutch company to immediately respect a court order to stop gas flaring in Nigeria by 30th April. Gas flaring is a destructive practice which costs the African country about US$2.5 billion annually, while more than 66% of its population is estimated to live on less than US $1 a day.
April 27, 2007 -- The world's leading scientists and world governments are to meet in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 April ahead of publication on May 4 of the third part of a key United nations report on climate change.
April 26, 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International today announces the launch of its second annual photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe. The best shots will feature in a Friends of the Earth International 2008 wall calendar and in a cookbook.
24 April 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network, is extremely disappointed by today's verdict on a mining pollution case in North Sulawesi (Indonesia) which shamefully ignored compelling evidence.
April 13, 2007 -- On the eve of the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings (Apr. 14-15) Friends of the Earth International challenged the bank's 184 government shareholders to halt all funding for projects contributing to climate change.