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Friends of the Earth International press releases.
 

Poor suffer as world gets hotter

APRIL 6, 2007 – Friends of the Earth International has demanded steep emissions cuts by all rich countries and more funding for climate change adaptation in developing countries, after the world's leading scientific experts today warned that the world's poor - who have done least to pollute the atmosphere - will suffer most as the planet heats up. Despite the negligible historical emissions of greenhouse gases by the least developed countries, their people will bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts and least able to adapt.

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Climate change to overwhelm poor

29 March, 2007 -- On 2nd -5th April, the world's leading scientific experts are to gather in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the second volume from the United Nation's Fourth Assessment Report, which addresses climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is expected to portray a bleak future for the world's poorest countries, which have done least to pollute the atmosphere.

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Climate change to overwhelm world's poor

29 March, 2007 -- On 2nd -5th April, the world's leading scientific experts are to gather in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the second volume from the United Nation's Fourth Assessment Report, which addresses climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is expected to portray a bleak future for the world's poorest countries, which have done least to pollute the atmosphere. Despite the negligible historical emissions of greenhouse gases by the least developed countries, their people will suffer most from climate change, as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts and least able to adapt.

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Photo competition 15 june deadline

June 1st, 2007 - Friends of the Earth International today announced two additional judges for its annual photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe.

Photo competition 15 june deadline - Read More…

g8: campaigners demand alternative approach

31st May 2007 - Campaigners warned today that the leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) are not tackling the root causes of poverty and climate change at upcoming G8 talks in Heiligendamm, Germany from 6-8 June.

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pull the plug on water privatisation

May 15, 2007 - Over 134 groups from 48 countries today called on donor governments to abandon support for a highly controversial agency of the World Bank focused on privatisation called the 'Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility' (PPIAF).

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Court orders shut down shell oil depot

March 7th 2007 -– Friends of the Earth International welcomed today’s ruling of the Philippines Supreme Court, which ordered the Manila City government to shut down the Pandacan oil depot.

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Scientists issue global warning

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International today called on world leaders to take urgent action to cut emissions of greenhouse gases after the planet's leading scientific experts, endorsed by the world's governments, delivered the starkest warning yet on the threat of global climate change.

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Shell: clean up your mess

January 31st 2007 - - A new report, launched the day before oil giant Shell announces its 2006 annual profits (1 February 2007) calls on Shell to use the profits to begin cleaning up damage it has caused to communities and the environment. The report offers proposals and figures for where and how Shell should repair some of the damage it has caused in nine communities around the world.

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