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The website of Friends of the Earth International - the world's largest grassroot's environmental network
- 'europe says ‘no’ to gmos'
- Friends of the Earth International, December 2001: Since the 1990s, there has been growing public concern in Europe about the impact that GM crops will have on both the environment and public health. Environmental and consumer organizations, doctors, scientists, food processors and retailers, farmers, landowners, development agencies and the majority of European citizens have increasingly raised their concerns.
- Protect yourself from destructive development: Handbook on JBIC's New Environmental and Social Guidelines
- Mekong Watch & Friends of the Earth Japan, 2004: In developing countries today, there are many dams, power plants, irrigation systems, roads, pipelines, and other large infrastructure projects being built. Unfortunately, these projects sometimes cause problems for people who live near them, or they destroy the environment. Sometimes people lose their homes and land and must move to other places. Sometimes people lose their traditional ways of life when their environments are destroyed. Sometimes the projects damage people's health. Some of these projects are financed by the Japanese government, and more specifically, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( JBIC). JBIC is the bank that the Japanese government uses to give loans to governments in developing countries. JBIC also helps Japanese companies that are involved in development projects. The purpose of this guide is to give you information about two tools you may want to use if you are worried about projects financed by JBIC, or projects that may be financed by JBIC in the future.
- The European Investment Bank: Invisible power in the European Union - factsheet 1
- The EIB Campaign Coalition coordinated by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth International 2003: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is one of the largest existing international financing institutions, with project lending larger than that of the World Bank.
- nature: poor people’s wealth - the importance of natural resources in poverty eradication
- Friends of the Earth International, July 2005: There is a direct and critical link between environmental degradation and rural poverty. Our groups on the ground and the communities they work with can also bear witness to the fact that neoliberal economic globalization has increased environmental devastation and poverty among natural resource dependent people. In this publication, we will illustrate the tragic cycle between the over-exploitation of the environment; loss of cultural, political and economic self-determination; inequity; hunger; and poverty.
- What's wrong with world trade and what you can do about it
- Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2001: This paper presents the growing consequences associated with global trade.
- five years on: A Review of the OECD Guidelines and National Contact Points
- OECD Watch, 2005: The Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) are a set of voluntary principals and standards adopted by governments to which multinational enterprises operating in or from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries are expected to adhere. - English/French/Spanish