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2009

shells big dirty secret

Friends of the Earth Europe, September 2009: Insight into the world’s most carbon intensive oil company and the legacy of CEO Jeroen van der Veer.

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Who's views count? - Business influence and the European Commission’s High Level Groups

Friends of the Earth Europe 2009: This report examines the composition and legitimacy of groups set up to advise the European Commission.

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ArcelorMittal: Going nowhere slowly

Friends of the Earth Europe and other organisations, May 2009: A review of the global steel giant's environmental and social impacts in 2008-2009.

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Overconsumption? Our use of the world's natural resources

Friends of the Earth Europe and other organisations, September 2009: It is essential to start a debate about European resource use and its environmental and social impacts around the world. In order to help facilitate this debate, this report aims to provide a compilation of information on current trends in European and global resource use.

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How the Asian Development Bank finances climate change

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, September 2009: The Asian Development Bank is a major financier in the Asia Pacific region and throughout the case studies in this publication, Friends of the Earth demonstrates that its projects are contributing to climate change and exacerbating climate vulnerability.

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Carbon offsetting: a dangerous distraction

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, June 2009: There is a growing and credible body of evidence and opinion that offsetting is not working; that it is undermining efforts to prevent dangerous climate change and supporting sustainable development; that it is profoundly unjust, and that it cannot successfully be reformed. This report draws together some of the key evidence to ensure this view is fully reflected in public debate and international talks.

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Women raise their voices against tree plantations

Friends of the Earth International, March 2009: The role of the European Union in disempowering women in the South.

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European biofuel policies: failing governance - avoiding responsibilities

Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Friends of the Earth Indonesia, September 2009: European biofuel policies and oil palm plantation expansion in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan.

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Carbon trading: a dangerous obsession

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.

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Carbon trading: a dangerous obsession - executive summary

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.

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financing climate justice - summary

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.

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financing climate justice matrix

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: Summary of demands and ethical criteria matrix in relation to climate finance transfers.

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REDD Myths: executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: A critical review of proposed mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries.

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Climate justice times

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.

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Is world trade law a barrier to saving our climate?

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.

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Complaint to the ASA about Malaysian Palm Oil Council

June 2009, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland's: A complaint to the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) on the Malaysian Palm Oil Council's misleading green claims. In September 2009 the ASA called for the advertisement in question to to be withdrawn.

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Agrofuels cartoons

Friends of the Earth Brazil commissioned a collection of 15 cartoons taking a comic look at ‘sustainable agrofuels’. The cartoons were produced in collaboration with FoE groups and local artists.

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Jatropha: wonder crop? - Experience from Swaziland

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland / Swaziland, May 2009: Local non-government organisations (NGOs) have raised concerns about the social and environmental impacts of jatropha and studies have questioned some of the claims made about jatropha’s benefits. This report highlights those concerns for media and policy makers and questions some of the claims being made by D1 Oils and others for biofuel from jatropha.

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the agrofuels debate in africa: challenges and opportunities

Friends of the Earth Nigeria, November 2008: Mitigating Climate Change, Providing Food Security and Self-Reliance for Rural Livelihoods.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2009

Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2009 executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary of a new Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) report that looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.

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Food Sovereignty: A New Model for a Human Right

Statement by La Via Campesina and Friends of the Earth International at the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

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Statement on the FAO seed treaty

Statement, facilitated through the IPC (International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty), by social movements, including small scale farmers' and Indigenous Peoples' and other civil society organizations present in Tunis at the third session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Plant Resources for Food and Agriculture, 1 - 5 June 2009.

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Position paper: destructive logging

Friends of the Earth International, 2009: At Friends of the Earth International we believe that we must fight against destructive logging, which we conceive as the process or activities of forest exploitation that threaten and/or negatively impact the health of the ecosystem and the livelihood and rights of the forest peoples and the local communities, from a social, economic, cultural and spiritual point of view.

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financing climate justice - position paper

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.

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