Economic justice - resisting neoliberalism
Friends of the Earth International, June 2008: Why the World Bank Climate Investment Funds Should be Stopped.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2008: Latin American people versus mega infrastructure projects and trade negotiations with the European Union.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2008: While attention to climate change is growing globally, a climate policy contradiction is also growing: industrialized countries are trying to cap greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously financing fossil fuel extraction and infrastructur through multilateral development banks (MDBs) and Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).
Friends of the Earth U.S, April 2008: Brazil and Haiti: Policy Brief on the Inter-American Development Bank Agrofuels Strategy.
Friends of the Earth Netherlands, July 2007: Review of legal, environmental and social practices of oil palm plantation companies of the Wilmar Group in Sambas District, West Kalimantan (Indonesia).
Corpwatch, May 2007: This report, a profile of Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold mining company, is an illustration of what is wrong with the gold industry today. In these pages, you will find numerous examples in which Barrick’s interests and the interests of the communities within which it operates are pitted directly against each other. From avoiding responsibility for the destructive environmental legacy of their projects or aligning itself with corrupt politicians, to employing police who violently suppress (and sometimes kill) mine critics, Barrick’s power in these struggles creates a compelling case for intervention.
Friends of the Earth International, 2002: The Chad Cameroon Oil and Pipeline project shows that large scale projects financed by the World Bank, rather than bringing ‘development’, lead to disruption and misery for the very people that are supposed to benefit from it.
Friends of the Earth Scotland and others, 2003: The cumulative responsibility of industrialised countries for the destruction caused by their production and consumption patterns is called the ‘ecological debt’.
Friends of the Earth US and other groups, January 2003: Do you know under what conditions the clothes you wear were manufactured, the gas you burn in your car was extracted, the gold in the jewelry you own was mined, or the television set you watch was assembled? As a consumer of these and other products, don’t you have a right to know? American consumers who buy products from overseas too often become unwitting accomplices in destructive activities. The right-to-know loophole makes it all but impossible for U.S. consumers to know how products were manufactured abroad.
Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, 2002: This report is a testament to the people around the world who have suffered and continue to suffer from Shell’s operations. If Shell is serious about its aims to be an environmentally and socially responsible multinational it has nothing to fear from engaging with local communities. And it should have nothing to fear from our proposed changes to UK company law, that would allow communities to hold corporations to account for their impacts on people and the environment.
Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, 2003: This report will highlight Shells poor performance as a leading corporate social responsibility advocate, its failure to address the concerns of Shell fenceline communities from last year’s AGM and the link between Shell’s exaggerated oil reserves fiasco and its exaggerated claims about its social and environmental performance in order to highlight the need for urgent reform of UK company law and Shells attitude to fenceline communities.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2005: This Report tracks the flaring back to the closing days of colonial history; sketches the scale of the activity in what has become one of the world’s biggest oil and gas producing countries; explains some of its implications for climate change and communities; shows how the practice constitutes a violation of human rights and is generally prohibited under the regulations, and; concludes with recommendations for its elimination, and transparency.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2002: UK registered Anglo-American Plc, a copper and diamond mining corporation, is a funder of the Johannesburg Earth Summit. It is involved in the Summit so that it can ‘have the business viewpoint heard, understood and acted upon’i and one of its directors is part of the official UK delegation. But is this company acting in the interests of people and the planet? Unfortunately Anglo has a poor social and environmental track record.