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Friends of the Earth International press releases.
 

climate crisis: Politicians must find just solutions

BONN, GERMANY, JUNE 5, 2009 – On World Environment Day, leaders of industrialised nations have been criticised for failing to do their homework on climate change.

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Carbon Offsetting Exposed as Con

BONN (GERMANY) / LONDON (UK), June 2, 2009 – The push by industrialised countries to offset their carbon emissions is undermining the fight against climate change, warned Friends of the Earth International at the start of key UN climate talks taking place in Bonn June 1-12.

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NEW REPORT CASTS DOUBT OVER BIOFUELS ‘WONDER CROP’ JATROPHA

LONDON (UK) / MBABANE (SWAZILAND), 28 May 2009 -- Biofuels produced from the crop jatropha may be competing with food production for land and water, according to a new report released today by two Friends of the Earth groups as the Jatropha World Summit begins in Ghana.

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public warned over 'Green Soy' scam

CAMPINAS (BRAZIL), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), 27 May 2009 ­- A new initiative to re-brand the intensive and damaging farming of soy as 'responsible' is nothing short of green-wash and will con the public, said Friends of the Earth International today.

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new research reveals that shell is the world’s most carbon intensive oil company

London, May 19 – Research by four leading environmental organisations released today to coincide with Royal Dutch Shell’s Annual General Meeting, reveals the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies. Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.

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a welcome shift in united nations views on food sovereignty

NEW YORK, MAY 14 2009 - Social and environmental organizations reacted positively to proposals by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, during the 17th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development of the United Nations in New York. Schutter's proposals strongly echo the new production model that La Vía Campesina and Friends of the Earth International have been promoting for years.

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ShellGuilty Campaign Launched

NEW YORK CITY, USA, April 27, 2009 — Days after a judge confirmed Shell Oil will stand trial here May 26 on charges it was complicit in the murders of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Nigerian activists, environmental and human rights groups announced they have formed a global campaign to hold Shell accountable and demand that it stop gas flaring in Nigeria.

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photo competition winners announced

April 22, 2009 (Earth Day) -- The judges have made their choices for the 2009 Friends of the Earth International photo competition on the theme "Biodiversity Lost, Biodiversity Preserved."

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World Forests Rapidly Disappearing

ROME, ITALY, MARCH 16 -- In a reaction to the alarming data released today in the 2009 State of the World’s Forests report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Friends of the Earth International and the Global Forest Coalition, two leading networks of environmental and Indigenous Peoples' Organisations, called on world governments to take immediate action to halt deforestation and forest degradation.

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Negative impacts of monoculture tree plantations on women

March 8 - Three new case studies and a video on the impacts of monoculture tree plantations on women in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Brazil have been released today in recognition of International Women’s Day.

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GM CROPS FEED BIOTECH GIANTS ONLY

Brussels (Belgium) / Montevideo (Uruguay) / Washington (US), February 10, 2009 – Friends of the Earth International warned today that biotech crops are benefiting biotech food giants instead of small farmers and the world’s hungry population, which due to the food crisis is projected to increase to 1.2 billion by the year 2025. [1]

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‘biodiversity photo competition starts today

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 “Biodiversity Lost, Biodiversity Preserved”.

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NIGERIA TO STOP COMPANIES FLARING GAS

LAGOS (NIGERIA), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), January 12, 2009 – While Europe faces gas shortages, Friends of the Earth International is putting the Nigerian government under pressure to ensure that oil companies stop flaring Nigerian gas.

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Friends of the Earth International Calls for an End to the Violence in Gaza

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) joins its member organisation in Palestine and the Palestinian people to call on the Israeli government to immediately halt the attack on Gaza and the massacre of innocent people. As we write, over 390 Palestinians have been killed and close to 2000 have been wounded, including children and numerous civilians.

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rich nations to blame for climate inaction and rejection of rights

POZNAN, POLAND, December 12, 2008 – After two weeks of negotiations, United Nations climate talks are closing with rich industrialized countries squarely to blame for failing to live up to their obligations.

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young people meet eu ministers to demand they 'wrap up' climate change

POZNAN, POLAND – European environment ministers arriving at crucial climate negotiations in Poland will today receive messages sent by over a thousand young people urging them to 'wrap up' climate change.

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climate change talks standstill: a human rights threat

POZNAN, POLAND, December 10, 2008 – Marking the United Nations Human Rights Day, Friends of the Earth International has warned that industrialized nations' inaction on climate change at the UN climate talks flies in the face of international human rights obligations.

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world bank unfit to manage climate funds

POZNAN, POLAND – 142 organizations fighting for climate justice are issuing today (Tuesday 9 December) at the UN climate talks a joint statement rejecting any role for the World Bank in controlling climate change finance.

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climate change talks pressured by 'global day of action'

Poznan, Poland - On 6 December, thousands of people including Friends of the Earth campaigners and supporters will join demonstrations around the world urging world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.

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un climate talks: clash on climate goal

Poznan, Poland - There is a clash of climate goals over the 'shared vision' at the cop14 climate conference between rich and poor countries.

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