Economic justice - resisting neoliberalism
Friends of the Earth Brazil and Uruguay, 2010: Factsheet on Stora Enso's activities in South America.
Friends of the Earth Europe and Liberia, June 2010: This report takes a closer and more in depth look at Arcelor Mittal's activities in Liberia in terms of their contribution to the country's development. Time and again, ArcelorMittal has claimed that their Liberia operation is the successful example of their corporate social responsibility strategies and community engagement. This report looks into those claims and sees how far communities have benefited from their activities.
Friends of the Earth United States, June 2010: This report examines the various, and often contradictory, roles played by the World Bank – a major climate polluter and driver of deforestation, an institution attempting to address climate change, a political tool used by developed countries in UN climate negotiations to maintain control over international climate finance, a supposed defender of developing country interests, and an institution asserting itself to capture as much short term (and, by extension, long term) climate finance as possible.
Friends of the Earth Europe and Latin American, December 2009: Global Europe and the EU's Raw Materials Initiative are designed to bolster the EU's economic position – whatever the cost – in the face of fierce global competition for both markets and resources, especially from emerging economies such as China and India. The EU also fears losing trade to the US, which has already secured trade and investment concessions from countries in the Western hemisphere, through the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) and other bilateral trade agreements.
Tar sands: Fuelling the climate crisis, undermining EU energy security and damaging development objectives
Friends of the Earth Europe, May 2010: A new report warns that global development of tar sands will magnify the climate crisis and damage the EU’s environment and development objectives.
Friends of the Earth Europe, April 2010: Lobbying in Brussels by Europe's 50 largest companies is happening in secret despite attempts to secure transparency, confirms new research by Friends of the Earth Europe.
Friends of the Earth Europe and the Center for International Environmental law, 2009: This analysis demonstrates that the WTO agreements can and have been interpreted in a way that allows ample flexibility for national measures designed to address climate change – particularly if they are adopted pursuant to a global climate treat.
Friends of the Earth International, Copenhagen 2009: Newspaper released by FoEI during the UN climate talks in Copenhagen highlighting our positions on issues such as carbon offsetting and agrofuels.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: A critical review of proposed mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: Summary of demands and ethical criteria matrix in relation to climate finance transfers.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: The global North is responsible for climate change and owes a climate debt to the global South. Climate finance is about the payment of that debt, as well as enabling developing countries to adopt low carbon societies and increase communities’ resilience to climate change. This summary explains how the climate debt can be paid.
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, November 2009: A dangerous obsession focuses on the buying and selling of a new artificial commodity - the right to emit carbon dioxide. The UK and other developed country governments want to see this trade expanded into a massive worldwide market.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: The outcomes of the Copenhagen negotiations on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and fulfilment of other UNFCCC obligations will only be deemed as acceptable if any agreement/s reached are socially, politically, ecologically and economically just and compliant with human rights.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2008: An analysis of the EU's 'Global Europe' strategy. This strategy is set out to support the profit of European corporations instead of people and the environment.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2008: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is now actively pursuing agrofuels as a clean energy and development strategy. But recent research shows that agrofuels are not a climate solution, and the additional negative impacts of large-scale agrofuels production on land use, ecosystems, and environmental health are substantial.