Friends of the Earth International, January 2001: FoEI has created an easy to understand yet comprehensive guide to how the world trade system works and how it affects us all.
Friends of the Earth International, October 2004: The impact of global warming is being felt most by the world's poorest people - food production, water supplies, public health, and people's livelihoods are all being damaged. New models of development need to be created, and cuts in greenhouse emissions by developing countries need to be around 60-80 percent of 1990 levels by the middle of the century.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2005: Environmental degradation is a major cause of poverty among rural communities around the world. FoEI illustrates how neoliberalism, trade liberalization and development aid will not help eradicate poverty - only the preservation of communities, the creation of small, rural communities and the immediate cancellation of previous debt owned by poor countries will help.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2000: Politicians wrangle while the world warms. This report is a plea to politicians ahead of The Hague climate summit in the Netherlands.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2001: FoEI celebrates its 30th anniversary with 66 independent member groups and nearly one million members. This document shares some member success stories from over the years.
International Rivers Network, November 2003: Eradicating poverty and reducing global warming are two of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The urgent need to address these challenges has led to various international initiatives to promote the use of renewable energies. While the overall aim of these initiatives should be strongly supported, they could be counterproductive if – as the large hydro industry is advocating – they are turned into instruments to promote hydropower megaprojects.
Friends of the Earth International, January 1997: This report addresses the need for developing countries to start taking responsibility for their share of the global emissions and stop pointing at the rising emissions in developing countries.
Friends of the Earth International, June 1998: The UK government has pledged to meet a 20% C02 cut by 2010, but the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has advised governments that preventing dangerous climate change will require a 80% cut in C02 emissions by 2050. This report adds to the discussion about how drastic emissions cuts can be achieved and at what cost.
Friends of the Earth Australia, September 2003: This discussion paper uses the agreed principles and objectives of the Millennium Development Goals as indicators of poverty alleviation and to identify the impact of environmental changes caused by climate change on those indicators. Specific attention is given to the small island states of the Pacific, as FoE Australia has been documenting the observed and predicted impacts of climate change in this region as a key element of the Climate Justice Campaign.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2003: Iceland's Central Highlands are the second-largest remaining wilderness area in Europe, but they are now being threatened by a series of large dam projects that are planned to power heavy industries in Iceland.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2009: As of this publication, 33 countries have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, the U.S. not being one of them. This document looks at using trade sanctions against non-Kyoto states as a proposed way to bring the U.S. back to the Kyoto Protocol negotiating table.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2000: FoEI examines whether recent weather variability is due to climate change weather extremes or natural variability.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2005: The European Union, The US administration and their allies have ignored the demands of thousands of peasant farmers and fisherfolk prior to the WTO's 6th Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong.
Friends of the Earth International, September 2000: As long as governments ignore the dangers posed by human-induced climate change, people will be exposed to unacceptable risks.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2002: Increased corporate influence, at both the national and international levels, is driving and deepening the current trend for neoliberal economic globalization, often at the expense of other pressing social and environmental concerns.
Friends of the Earth International, September 2000: The UN climate Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and why the next Climate Summit (COP6) is crucial.
Friends of the Earth International, September 2006: For many decades the World Bank's energy lending has focused on centralized, large-scale, grid-based thermal and hydropower projects and on the privatization of public power utilities. This report shows that the World Bank's energy portfolio still fails to reap the double dividend of renewable energy technologies that would fight both poverty and climate change.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2004: This report details the ties between the environment and human rights and why FoEI is committed as a network to fight for the protection of the human and environmental rights of the people and communities it works with around the world.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2005: The discussion on the future of the international climate regime is a matter of life or death, especially for the poorest people in the world. As shown by the reports of the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for poverty reduction will not be achieved unless climate change – including mitigation and adaptation issues – are urgently addressed.
Friends of the Earth International, January 1998: FoEI examines how to develop an equitable solution to stabalize greenhouse gas concentrations at a safe level in accordance with the Climate Convention.
Friends of the Earth Australia, June 2003: Although Pacific island nations are responsible for only 0.06% of global greenhouse gas emissions, they are recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as amongst the most vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Friends of the Earth Netherlands, July 2002: Ten years after the UN Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Friends of the Earth Netherlands argues that we must agree on measures that can ensure that economic globalization is readjusted so that social and environmental limits are not exceeded. This report outlines the group's "Action Plan Sustainable Netherlands" plan for a sustainable future.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2004: For years ExxonMobil has been active in undermining climate science and policy making and has been a large producer of emissions worldwide. This report brings light to the contribution of ExxonMobil to climate change since 1882.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2007: The upheaval caused by climate change is approaching the scale of that caused by armed conflict. This report documents some of the voices from communities affected by climate change.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2005: The present trading system promotes the free movement of goods, services and capital as a goal in itself, rather than ensuring that international trade promotes sustainable and equitable societies. Friends of the Earth International lays out key recommendations for the sixth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization in this report.
Friends of the Earth International, January 1997: While most people assume that fighting climate change by reducing emissions will lead to economic losses, Friends of the Earth details how emission reductions can lead to very low, zero or even negative costs and may have many economic benefits.
Friends of the Earth International, September 2000: The need to curb climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions has been seen by the nuclear industry as a potential life line, but Friends of the Earth believes the real solution lies with renewable energy and energy efficiency.