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Friends of the Earth International press releases.
 

Leaked Copenhagen accord text profoundly unjust

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 8 DECEMBER 2009: Commenting on a text drafted by the Danish Government which has been leaked today to the media Meena Raman, Honorary Secretary of Friends of the Earth Malaysia said:

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40% domestic emissions cuts in europe by 2020: feasible and affordable

Copenhagen, December 8 - The inadequacy and injustice of the emissions reduction targets the European Union is offering at crucial climate change negotiations in Copenhagen are put into perspective by research presented for the first time in Copenhagen tomorrow (Wednesday December 9), says Friends of the Earth International.

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Two million want climate justice in copenhagen

November 30, 2009, Copenhagen Denmark – More than two million supporters of Friends of the Earth International worldwide want the United Nations (UN) climate talks talking place from 7 to 18 December to become a milestone towards 'Climate Justice', but the chances of achieving a just and effective UN agreement in Copenhagen are extremely slim. [1]

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We can feed the planet and save the world

LONDON (UK), November 11, 2009 -- We can produce enough food for everyone without intensifying farming while saving the planet from climate change and forest destruction, according to new research published by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Compassion in World Farming.

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Rich countries scheme to ditch Kyoto targets

BARCELONA, SPAIN, 6 November 2009 -- Rich countries are deliberately attempting to sidetrack UN climate negotiations towards a weak, ineffective politically binding agreement in Copenhagen – rather than fulfilling their legal obligations to agree ambitious new targets to slash their emissions – at the conclusion of the latest round of UN climate negotiations in Barcelona, warns Friends of the Earth International.

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'CERTIFIED' PALM OIL NOT A SOLUTION

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA November 3, 2009 -- Certifying palm oil is not a solution to the environmental damage and human rights violations caused by oil palm plantations, said Friends of the Earth International today during the meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Malaysia.

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Friends of Earth International calls on President Obama to earn his Nobel

November 2, 2009, Barcelona, Spain - As the last week of U.N climate negotiations before key Copenhagen talks begins today, Friends of the Earth International called on President Obama to earn the Nobel Prize he was given for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.

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Angry Mermaid award to expose business lobby undermining climate action

Monday 2 November 2009, Brussels/Copenhagen - Business attempts to undermine a strong and just global agreement on climate change are being put under the spotlight in the countdown to United Nations negotiations in Copenhagen with a special award, jointly organised by Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, Attac and Spinwatch.

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First International Climate Justice Tribunal Started

Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 14, 2009 – The first hearing of the International Climate Justice Tribunal was celebrated on October 13 and 14 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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climate talks regress

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 9 October 2009 -- At the close of the Bangkok UN climate change negotiations tensions between the world’s rich nations and developing countries were at an all-time high, according to Friends of the Earth International campaigners observing the talks to demand climate justice.

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Rich Countries Try to Dodge Climate Obligations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, October 5, 2009 -- In a week coinciding with massive loss of life in the Asia Pacific region as a result of extreme weather, Friends of the Earth International decried attempts by developed countries to undermine their obligations under the UN climate convention.

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Halt to Palm Oil Investments Welcomed

Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International welcomed the announcement by the IFC, the World Bank's private sector arm, that it will stop all palm oil investments.

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'Sustainable Palm Oil' advert false, says watchdog

BRUSSELS, 10 September 2009 – Friends of the Earth has welcomed a ruling yesterday by the UK advertising watchdog that describing palm oil as “sustainably produced” is false advertising.

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Environmentalists Welcome World Bank President's Halt to Palm Oil Investments

Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2009 -- Friends of the Earth International welcomed today's announcement by the IFC, the World Bank's private sector arm, that it will stop all palm oil investments.

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Shell violates OECD Guidelines in the Philippines

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) / Manila (Philippines), 31 August 2009 – The Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) today found Shell guilty of violating the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises at its oil depot in Manila, the Philippines.

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Speechless novel Launched

LONDON (UK) / AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) -- August 17, 2009 – A passionate and purely visual world history graphic novel called 'Speechless' will be published on September 4, 2009.

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European Union urged to reconsider its role in Central America

Brussels, Belgium, July 1, 2009 - On the day that the European Union was expected to announce the suspension of its new free trade negotiations with Central America, Friends of the Earth International calls for an end to the process of free trade negotiations that the EU is promoting in Central America, and recommends a full reconsideration by the EU of its role in the region.

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SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT

Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Washington, June 29, 2009 -- Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell’s colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report.[1]

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US HOLDS U.N. CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS HOSTAGE

BONN, GERMANY, June 12, 2009 --Throughout the United Nations climate talks due to end today in Bonn, the United States administration blocked progress to move negotiations forward, according to Friends of the Earth International.

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