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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)

 

 

ArcelorMittal: Going nowhere slowly

Friends of the Earth Europe and other organisations, May 2009: A review of the global steel giant's environmental and social impacts in 2008-2009.

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Climate justice times

Friends of the Earth International, Copenhagen 2009: Newspaper released by FoEI during the UN climate talks in Copenhagen highlighting our positions on issues such as carbon offsetting and agrofuels.

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financing climate justice matrix

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: Summary of demands and ethical criteria matrix in relation to climate finance transfers.

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financing climate justice - summary

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: The global North is responsible for climate change and owes a climate debt to the global South. Climate finance is about the payment of that debt, as well as enabling developing countries to adopt low carbon societies and increase communities’ resilience to climate change. This summary explains how the climate debt can be paid.

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Who's views count? - Business influence and the European Commission’s High Level Groups

Friends of the Earth Europe 2009: This report examines the composition and legitimacy of groups set up to advise the European Commission.

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the agrofuels debate in africa: challenges and opportunities

Friends of the Earth Nigeria, November 2008: Mitigating Climate Change, Providing Food Security and Self-Reliance for Rural Livelihoods.

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Jatropha: wonder crop? - Experience from Swaziland

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland / Swaziland, May 2009: Local non-government organisations (NGOs) have raised concerns about the social and environmental impacts of jatropha and studies have questioned some of the claims made about jatropha’s benefits. This report highlights those concerns for media and policy makers and questions some of the claims being made by D1 Oils and others for biofuel from jatropha.

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financing climate justice - position paper

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: The outcomes of the Copenhagen negotiations on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and fulfilment of other UNFCCC obligations will only be deemed as acceptable if any agreement/s reached are socially, politically, ecologically and economically just and compliant with human rights.

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Carbon trading: a dangerous obsession

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, November 2009: A dangerous obsession focuses on the buying and selling of a new artificial commodity - the right to emit carbon dioxide. The UK and other developed country governments want to see this trade expanded into a massive worldwide market.

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Carbon offsetting: a dangerous distraction

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, June 2009: There is a growing and credible body of evidence and opinion that offsetting is not working; that it is undermining efforts to prevent dangerous climate change and supporting sustainable development; that it is profoundly unjust, and that it cannot successfully be reformed. This report draws together some of the key evidence to ensure this view is fully reflected in public debate and international talks.

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shells big dirty secret

Friends of the Earth Europe, September 2009: Insight into the world’s most carbon intensive oil company and the legacy of CEO Jeroen van der Veer.

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How the Asian Development Bank finances climate change

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, September 2009: The Asian Development Bank is a major financier in the Asia Pacific region and throughout the case studies in this publication, Friends of the Earth demonstrates that its projects are contributing to climate change and exacerbating climate vulnerability.

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Complaint to the ASA about Malaysian Palm Oil Council

June 2009, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland's: A complaint to the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) on the Malaysian Palm Oil Council's misleading green claims. In September 2009 the ASA called for the advertisement in question to to be withdrawn.

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Global Europe: The tyranny of free trade the European way

Friends of the Earth International, December 2008: An analysis of the EU's 'Global Europe' strategy. This strategy is set out to support the profit of European corporations instead of people and the environment.

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Methodology behind "Irresponsible Energy"

There are two separate pieces of research that have resulted in this briefing. One that provided estimates of the carbon intensity of current production and one that estimated the carbon intensity of the companies' total resources...

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Food Sovereignty: A New Model for a Human Right

Statement by La Via Campesina and Friends of the Earth International at the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

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Women raise their voices against tree plantations

Friends of the Earth International, March 2009: The role of the European Union in disempowering women in the South.

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briefing paper for the people's tribunal on human rights violations

Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth Uruguay/REDES, May 2006: This briefing paper talks about the challenges of taking on the cellulose industry and the the impacts of pulping in South America.

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Nyeleni Forum for Food Sovereignty 2007

The report of the Forum for Food Sovereignty held in February 2007 in Nyeleni, Mali: The Forum For Food Sovereignty, was an opportunity for people who har- vest and produce food from the forests, waters, and lands around the world to share in- formation and develop strategies to protect their livelihoods and the health of the Earth from the forces that seek to control, contaminate, and destroy them.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2009

Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.

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