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, January 2011: The Brazilian company Vale is the world’s second largest metals and mining company and one of the largest producers of raw materials globally. Keen to protect its extractive and energy interests, Vale has used its proximity to the Brazilian government (which owns part of the company) to push for industry-driven measures through the UN’s climate negotiations, urging greater financial incentives and less stringent regulations for carbon offsetting.
Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2012: How European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2011: The corporate and elite capture of decision-making at the national level is a key factor underpinning governments’ failure to deliver economic transformation at the scale and speed needed to prevent the Earth’s climate from deteriorating further and avoiding even more dangerous climate tipping points. With this series of case studies, Friends of the Earth International aims to help open a window into the complex and largely hidden world of corporate pressure exerted over national and international climate and environmental policy.
Friends of the Earth International, December 2011: With the launch of a series of briefings, Friends of the Earth International is aiming to help shed light on what we consider to be the central issue underlying a lack of governmental accountability toward ordinary citizens on environmental and sustainability issues. In the area of climate policy and beyond, governmental positions have been increasingly hijacked by narrow corporate interests linked to polluting industries and industries seeking to profit from the climate crisis.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2011: Carbon markets briefing. The threat of carbon market expansion at cop 17.
Friends of the Earth International, November 2011: This publication brings together stories from Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Central Asia and Eastern Europe on the heroism of those who have been killed and those whose rights had been violated, as well as those who are presently being repressed in their resistance against mining, oil and gas projects around the world.
Friends of the Earth International, October 2011: Friends of the Earth International promotes the respect and enforcement of community rights as a means to resist corporate power and create social change. Our member groups around the world are working closely with local communities, demanding a just transition towards sustainable rural and urban societies, in contrast to the current profit-driven, neoliberal paradigm. This report focuses on campaigns that have the defence and enforcement of community rights at the heart of their struggles.
Friends of the Earth Mozambique and the National Farmers Union of Mozambique, March 2011: This report uses case studies to analyse the practice of land grabbing taking place in Mozambique.
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Friends of the Earth International, June 2011: The world bank's role in dirty energy investment and carbon markets.
Friends of the Earth International, June 2011: Forty years is a long time to struggle and struggles can sometimes seem endless when we are in the middle of them but Friends of the Earth International’s fortieth anniversary offers us a wonderful opportunity to stand still for a moment, together with our friends and allies around the world, and simply reflect, marvel even, at just how much we - friends of the earth all have achieved in the last four decades.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2011: This report provides the background information for another report: Erratum of Shell's Annual Report 2010.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2011: Friends of the Earth International have been following Shell and its activities for years now, worldwide. This Erratum is an account of their findings. It shows that across the globe, Shell’s activities are damaging the environment, human rights and biodiversity; it shows us how imperative it is to change the way Shell works.
Friends of the Earth International, Centro de Estudios para el Cambio en el Campo Mexicano (Study Centre for Change in the Mexican Countryside), FIAN International, Focus on the Global South, Global Campaign on Agrarian Reform, GRAIN, La Via Campesina, Land Research Action Network, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos (Social Network for Justice and Human Rights) and the World Forum of Fisher Peoples, April 2011.
Friends of the Earth International, February 2011: This annual report analyses major new developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions around the world, including new evidence and testimony from our member groups. In this 2011 edition, we focus particularly on pesticide use, increasing public and legal opposition to GMOs, and the biotech industry’s move into breeding and attempting to release genetically modified animals.
Friends of the Earth International, July 2011: Struggles and achievements in building food sovereignty and local diversity. This publication has several aims, from highlighting the role that peasant women and men, indigenous people, and young people play in the improvement, use, conservation and defense of biodiversity, through to showing the strategic role that agroecological and family, peasant and urban agricultural practices play in the defense of territory and resistance against the advance of monocultures and other extractive industries.
Friends of the Earth Brazil and Uruguay, 2010: Factsheet on Stora Enso's activities in South America.
Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta, January 2011: Complaint to the UK and Dutch National Contact Points under the Specific Instance Procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.