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friends of the earth in the media in 2008
In 2008, a broad and growing spectrum of media organizations, spanning from the world's leading newspapers to niche websites, carried Friends of the Earth International's messages to audiences around the world.
who we are
Friends of the Earth International was founded in 1971 by four organizations from France, Sweden, England and the USA. Today's federation of 77 groups grew from annual meetings of environmentalists from different countries who agreed to campaign together on certain crucial issues, such as nuclear energy and whaling.
who we are
Friends of the Earth International was founded in 1971 by four organizations from France, Sweden, England and the USA. Today's federation of 76 groups grew from annual meetings of environmentalists from different countries who agreed to campaign together on certain crucial issues, such as nuclear energy and whaling.
netherlands & cameroon: linking up to tackle cameroon’s illegal logging
Cameroon has more than 20 million hectares of humid tropical forest: however, illegal and destructive logging threatens this precious natural heritage and the people who depend on it. Europe is a major buyer of Cameroon’s timber, with the Netherlands being one of the biggest markets.
international campaign victories
Our international programs made some important advances in 2007, catalyzed and propelled by the local and national work of our groups and our allies around the world. A selection of these victories are described in this section of the annual report.
friends of the earth in the media in 2007
Friends of the Earth messages were carried during 2007 by a growing and broad spectrum of media organisations, spanning from the world's leading newspapers to alternative news websites. The following quotes were selected from stories published in 2007.
cyberaction successes in 2007
Cyberactivists from around the world helped us to achieve these victories throughout 2007.
“non-flying” politicians declare support for airplane fuel tax
Already responsible for about 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, aviation emissions are growing fast. Yet a September 2007 expert report commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe confirmed that the European Union must do more if these emissions are to be curbed. An important step in the right direction is to ensure that the cost of flying reflects its environmental impact, by putting a tax on aviation fuel and a value-added tax on airline tickets.
france: huge symbolic victory in erika oil spill trial
The 1999 Erika oil spill was one of France’s worst environmental disasters, caused when an oil tanker carrying 30,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil ran aground off the Brittany coast.
france: foe celebrates gm maize ban victory
This year, against all expectations, campaigners in France managed to compel their government to ban the only genetically-modified maize grown in the country.
france: campaign success as banks finance “green” homes
A campaign launched in 2005 by Friends of the Earth France related to banks and the environment has achieved a major success.
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.
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