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malaysia: helping farmers protect their rights from us free trade
The proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the USA and Malaysia poses many threats to Malaysian farmers, including liberalisation of sensitive crops such as rice, which would allow highly-subsidized US rice to out-compete and displace Malaysian farmers. The US has also attempted to use the FTA negotiations to water down Malaysia’s biosafety law; the possible introduction of patented seeds poses another threat to farmers.
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malaysia: halting forest destruction and biodiversity loss
Government-sanctioned logging is destroying Sarawak's primary forest at an astonishing rate. Timber companies work through the night under floodlights to satisfy international demand for tropical hardwood. Cultural annihilation accompanies this destruction; approximately 70 percent of Sarawak's two million inhabitants are Indigenous and forest-dependent people, whose way of life and Native Customary Rights are extinguished along with their forests. Another extremely worrying trend is the push for oil palm plantations for biofuels. Both the Malaysian National Biofuel Policy and the European Strategy on Biofuels now focus on the substitution of petroleum for their transport sector.
foe groups put spotlight on climate impacts as ifi’s meet
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank are well known for continuing the shameful practice of funding coal, oil and gas projects that fuel global warming, even in the face of their own April 2007 report that acknowledges climate change’s severe impacts on developing countries.The World Bank alone invests US$2 to 3 billion per year in coal, oil and gas projects which fuel climate change and fail to help the world’s poor.
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foei victory in bid to halt misleading palm oil ads
When the Malaysian Palm Oil Council put out a television advertisement making claims about its "sustainable" palm oil, Friends of the Earth International knew it had to take action. The truth is that palm oil plantations in Malaysia and the wider region are responsible for massive forest destruction, carbon dioxide emissions, and broad environmental and social ills.
friends of the earth international shifts gears in tackling free trade agreements
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) talks moved into a “deep freeze” in 2006, putting the World Trade Organisation’s quest for a multilateral free trade deal on hold. With that global trade agenda stalled, Friends of the Earth International shifted its campaign focus to regional and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs).
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