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Reports by Friends of the Earth International and member groups on water.

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overconsumption?

Natural resources, including materials, water, energy and fertile land, are the basis for our life on Earth. However, humanity’s rapidly growing consumption of these resources is causing severe damage. 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. (Friends of the Earth Europe and other organisations, September 2009)

 

 

The European Investment Bank Case Studies: Theory and Practice - factsheet 6

The EIB Campaign Coalition coordinated by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth International, 2003: Concrete examples of problems with the European Investment Bank (EIB) are highlighted in the following case studies, which support NGO demands for urgent reforms.

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Friends of the Earth International, 2003: Financial report

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climate debt

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.

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fertile resistance in agrobiodiversity

Friends of the Earth International, August 2002: Local communities defending agrobiodiversity against gmos and agrobusiness.

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How the World Bank's energy framework sells the climate and poor people short

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.

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Protect yourself from destructive development: Handbook on JBIC's New Environmental and Social Guidelines

Mekong Watch & Friends of the Earth Japan, 2004: In developing countries today, there are many dams, power plants, irrigation systems, roads, pipelines, and other large infrastructure projects being built. Unfortunately, these projects sometimes cause problems for people who live near them, or they destroy the environment. Sometimes people lose their homes and land and must move to other places. Sometimes people lose their traditional ways of life when their environments are destroyed. Sometimes the projects damage people's health. Some of these projects are financed by the Japanese government, and more specifically, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( JBIC). JBIC is the bank that the Japanese government uses to give loans to governments in developing countries. JBIC also helps Japanese companies that are involved in development projects. The purpose of this guide is to give you information about two tools you may want to use if you are worried about projects financed by JBIC, or projects that may be financed by JBIC in the future.

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TalkingTrade 5 bulletin

The trade environment and sustainability campaign Friends of the Earth International, 2005: Welcome to talking trade 5 the bulletin of friends of the earth international trade environment and sustainability program. this issue is packed with news about actions, trade negotiations and more.

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WTO: hands off our environment!

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.

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GMO contamination around the world - Second Edition

Friends of the Earth International, August 2002: This booklet addresses some of the challenges that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose to all countries. It describes several cases of contamination of our fields and the human food chain by a variety of GMOs not authorized or unregulated under many regulatory frameworks in countries around the world. Finally, it contains a brief summary of different testing methods available to monitor for the presence of GMOs.

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Friends of the Earth International, 2005: Annual report

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Dirty deals: cases of corporate influence over global environmental negotiations

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.

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Extracts from the EIR draft report version II

Friends of the Earth International, August 2003: From chapters 7, 8, 9: CONVERGING ISSUES AND DIVERGING VIEWS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS from the World Bank Groups Environmental Impact Report.

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clashes with corporate giants: 22 campaigns for biodiversity and community

Friends of the Earth International: Protecting biological diversity is critical - not just for the intrinsic value of a particular butterfly species or a specific rainforest, but for the vital role that biodiversity plays in people’s lives.

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