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)
Friends of the Earth International, February 2002: The forest destruction, social conflict and financial crisis of Asia Pacific resources International Holdings Ltd (APRIL), and the role of financial institutions and paper merchants.
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 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.
Ongoing environmental problems resulting from oil production in the Niger Delta in Nigeria (October 2000)
The EIB Campaign Coalition coordinated by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth International, 2003: The European Investment Bank (EIB), as the European Union’s (EU's) major financing institution, plays a key part in the EU's relationship with developing countries.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: This report highlights the lack of comprehensive studies on the performance of GM crops in every country that has commercialized them, and this consequently calls into question their claimed benefits. No country in the world has produced a comprehensive study of the real impact of GM crops at the farm level. There is no adequate analysis of pesticide use, yields, weed/pest resistance, or effects upon smaller growers over the short, medium or long term that includes a comparison with existing conventional varieties and other agricultural methods such agroecology or organic food production.
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, January 2006: This report analyzes the way in which GM crops have been introduced into our environment between 1996 and 2005. It describes how the rapid penetration of GM crops in a limited number of countries has largely been the result of the aggressive strategies of the biotech industry, particularly pushed by top GM crop leader Monsanto, rather than the consequence of the benefits derived from the use of this technology.
Friends of the Earth International, 2007: Our annual report on the state of the Genetically Modified Crops industry.
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 2003: For rural workers, the creation of biodiversity is the result of an interaction between human beings and nature. People are part of nature.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2003: Through a series of case studies, this publication highlights the powerful influence of corporations on the World Trade Organization (WTO) process. Big business has unparalleled access to trade negotiators, and this has resulted in a set of trade rules and agreements that directly benefit transnational commercial enterprises – often at the expense of local communities and small businesses, as well as future generations and the environment.
Stop The Gats! WTO's General Agreement on Trade and Services will Undermine Social and Environmental Sustainability
Friends of the Earth, August 2003: Friends of the Earth International opposes the continuation of the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations. GATS has the potential to create adverse environmental and social impacts in a wide range of sectors including energy extraction and production, transport, water, travel and tourism, construction, power generation, and waste disposal and sewage.
Friends of the earth International: This report analyses how neoliberal economic policies are failing people in many different ways. The report highlights that inequality is on the increase and many millions are unable to meet even their most basic needs.
Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, March 2002: Pesticides in the diet and our children's health
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.