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, September 2003: What the World Bank's new "high-risk/high-reward" strategy means for the poor and the environment.
Friends of the Earth International, October 2004: The impact of global warming is being felt most by the world's poorest people - food production, water supplies, public health, and people's livelihoods are all being damaged. New models of development need to be created, and cuts in greenhouse emissions by developing countries need to be around 60-80 percent of 1990 levels by the middle of the century.
International Rivers Network, November 2003: Eradicating poverty and reducing global warming are two of the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The urgent need to address these challenges has led to various international initiatives to promote the use of renewable energies. While the overall aim of these initiatives should be strongly supported, they could be counterproductive if – as the large hydro industry is advocating – they are turned into instruments to promote hydropower megaprojects.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2001: FoEI celebrates its 30th anniversary with 66 independent member groups and nearly one million members. This document shares some member success stories from over the years.
The EIB Campaign Coalition coordinated by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth International, September 2004: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is a major financer of large projects both inside and outside the European Union (EU). These include infrastructure, energy, water, extractive industries and transport projects, all of which can have long-lasting environmental and social impacts.
The EIB Campaign Coalition coordinated by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth International, September 2004: The EIB states that its mission is to further the objectives of the EU by making long term finance available for sound investment.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2006: This article analyzes the role the European Investment Bank (EIB) is beginning to play within the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA). First we present a brief summary describing IIRSA and the European Bank, then we investigate how the IIRSA and the EIB are related, and lastly we analyze the support the European Parliament is giving to these types of initiatives through the European Parliament Resolution about Strengthening the Relationship between the European Union and Latin America.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2006: This report summarises 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 Europe (FoEE), DEM (Friends of the Earth Macedonia), the Regional Environment Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation co-organized the "Sustainable Development in the Balkans" conference in mid-June 2000 with additional financial support from the European Commission and the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
Friends of the Earth Europe: Current food and farming policies do notdeliver healthy food. Our soils, air and water are polluted by intensive agriculture. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU) is meant to support farmers and subsidise quality food production.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2001: FoEI has created an easy to understand yet comprehensive guide to how the world trade system works and how it affects us all.