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australia: stopping the flow of agrofuels in the asia pacific region
The agrofuels sector is expanding rapidly, with so-called ‘biofuels’ being marketed as a clean, green solution to climate change and oil vulnerability. The Australian government is expected to look more and more to Asia for imports of agrofuels feedstocks, such as palm oil, in future years.
Resisting oil, mining and gas program highlights
The Resisting Mining, Oil and Gas Program is based on a vision in which the world does not depend on minerals, oil and gas. Its objective is to dismantle corporate control over minerals, oil and gas, and to stop the destruction and violations of communities and ecosystems.
Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism (ejrn) program highlights
The EJRN Program’s objective is to build sustainable societies by building people’s power and dismantling corporate power, stopping corporate-led neo-liberalism and globalization, and challenging the institutions and governments that promote unequal and unsustainable economic systems.
Climate justice and energy program highlights
The CJE Program’s overall objective is to build a diverse, effective and global movement for climate justice. Climate justice is a right-based approach to the climate crisis with holds those historically responsible for the climate crisis to account. Climate justice demands structural changes to tackle neo-liberalism and radically reduce consumption. In keeping with FoEI’s mission to influence policies and policy dialogue, the CJE Program also aims to ensure that by rich industrialized Annex I countries commit to needed emissions reductions, and appropriate and sufficient financing and transfers of technology to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, allowing a just transition to sustainable, fossil-free societies.
papua new guinea: world’s first climate change refugees
Papua New Guinea is already feeling the effects of climate change.
programs and campaigns highlights in 2009
In 2009, Friends of the Earth International had six active international programs and campaigns. Within these we coordinated a wide range of actions at the international, regional, national and local levels, that improve the ability of peoples and communities around the world to secure sustainable livelihoods and protect our environment for generations to come.
nigeria: raising awareness of climate change impacts
Climate Change is severely affecting livelihoods in Nigeria by altering seasonal rainfall patterns. Streams and springs are drying up, causing major crop yield reductions and food shortages. However, the level of awareness of climate change impacts is very low. Corporations and the transport sector, the major perpetrators of this damage, have not even begun to take the necessary actions to address these problems. No abatement measures are being implemented to stop gas flaring, Nigeria’s main source of greenhouse gas emissions.
friends of the earth groups push for results at bali climate talks
The December 2007 climate summit, held in Bali, Indonesia marked the deadline for nations to agree on a “road map” for a new agreement to tackle climate change, beyond the current 2008-12 Kyoto Protocol commitment period.
papua new guinea: building resistance to forest destruction and palm oil expansion
Papua New Guinea is home to some of the Asia Pacific region’s largest continuous tracts of ancient rainforest. However, destructive and illegal logging are quickly erasing this natural wealth, while oil palm plantations are a growing threat to biodiversity and the livelihoods of rural peoples who depend on the land.
cyberaction successes in 2007
Cyberactivists from around the world helped us to achieve these victories throughout 2007.
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france: “5 minutes of rest for the planet” a huge success
Friends of the Earth France is pleased to announce that the recent “5 minutes of rest for the planet” action of February 1, 2007 was a huge success.
australia: carteret islanders tour to warn of rising climate threat
During 10-20 September, 2007, Carteret Islanders took part in a climate tour co-organized by Friends of the Earth Australia. Along with members of the NGO Tulele Peisa, they toured Australia to make people aware of the threat climate change poses to their homeland.
australia: greens climate refugee bill welcomed
In Australia, the Federal Government has consistently refused to provide aid to climate refugees, despite the fact that the country has among the world’s highest per capita emissions and is the world’s biggest coal exporter.
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