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 Europe, September 2003: Don't let big business rule the world Key recommendations for the 5th WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancun
Today Shell will announce sky-high profits. People from around the world tell Shell to stop destroying the environment and people’s lives: Report on how Shell should fund local solutions for environmental and social destruction caused by its projects.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2003. We believe that efforts by major countries to launch investment liberalization negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) are deeply misguided and will inappropriately grant rights to multinational investors at the expense of citizens, communities, and the environment.
Friends of the Earth Netherlands, August 2002: The Dutch concern Nutreco is the world’s leading producer of salmon. The company has salmon farms in Norway, Scotland and Chile, among other places. This booklet deals with the company’s activities in Chile, where its salmon farms operate under the name of Marine Harvest Chile.
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 Australia, September 2003: This discussion paper uses the agreed principles and objectives of the Millennium Development Goals as indicators of poverty alleviation and to identify the impact of environmental changes caused by climate change on those indicators. Specific attention is given to the small island states of the Pacific, as FoE Australia has been documenting the observed and predicted impacts of climate change in this region as a key element of the Climate Justice Campaign.
Friends of the Earth International and the World Rainforest Movement, August 2002: This report talks about local communities around the world defending forest diversity without a government mandate.
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.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2000: Politicians wrangle while the world warms. This report is a plea to politicians ahead of The Hague climate summit in the Netherlands.
Food and water are peoples’ most basic needs. Agriculture is therefore critical for all people. April 2003
According to John Burton, conflict resolution mechanisms “have the capacity to achieve that opposing systems become harmonic ones. They have the capacity to unite, create bridges, between persons, between groups and between systems”
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, June 2005: Environmental degradation is a major cause of poverty among rural communities around the world. FoEI illustrates how neoliberalism, trade liberalization and development aid will not help eradicate poverty - only the preservation of communities, the creation of small, rural communities and the immediate cancellation of previous debt owned by poor countries will help.
Friends of the Earth International: A collection of cartoons illustrating what ‘development’ means today.
Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace, August 2003: This report aims to provide some independent data on the most controversial GM crop in the European Union, based on the Spanish experience with Bt 176 in the fields during 5 years.
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’.