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The relationship between forests and water is of crucial importance both for our survival and for the health of the planet. There is a vast amount of scientific evidence showing that water is better protected when forests are well protected. This is why many communities and Indigenous Peoples grant special protection to water sources, and…

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Despite the very favourable reception given by some, Friends of the Earth International believes that the Paris Agreement fails to deliver climate justice. It is a weak agreement where rich countries do not do their fair shares of emissions cuts, or provide their fair share of finance for energy transformation and adaptation for developing countries.…

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The Paris draft agreement says its purpose is to limit global warming to ‘well below’ 2 degrees and to ‘pursue efforts’ to limit it to 1.5 degrees. But it cuts all links with the means of doing this and in reality puts the world on track for 3 to 4 degrees warming. That means 5…

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PARIS, FRANCE – At the foot of a miniature Eiffel Tower, civil society, environmentalists and Indigenous Peoples rejected REDD, a carbon market mechanism, land-grabbing false solution to climate change that could potentially cause genocide, at the World Climate Summit today. According to Tom Goldtooth, Director of Indigenous Environmental Network, “Instead of cutting CO2 and greenhouse…

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BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA / BRASILIA, BRAZIL / PARIS, FRANCE, 2 December 2015 – National measures announced by Brazil last week will frustrate plans by California and other U.S. states to purchase forest-based carbon offset credits from Acre and other Amazon states. The announcement is celebrated by Friends of the Earth International and social movements in Brazil…

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PARIS, FRANCE, 27 November 2015 – Over 147 Heads of State will launch a two-week United Nations Summit on November 30, expected to deliver an unprecedented but weak global climate agreement which should come into effect in 2020. Friends of the Earth International – the world’s largest grassroots environmental network – does not have high…

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The Peoples Summit on Climate Change, held in Lima from 8 to 11 December 2014, is an expression of the mobilization and resistance of a wide range of Peruvian and international organizations, movements, platforms, social networks and women, peasant, indigenous, youth, environmental, religious, artistic and cultural groups. The Lima Declaration: We have met to continue…

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World governments gathered in Lima, Peru for the latest round of UN climate negotiations should have finance on their mind. Making a just transition to a climate-safe future means helping developing countries to deal with damage from climate change, equipping them with the technology and skills to adapt to new circumstances, and to continue to…

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Social movements and organizations gathered on Isla Margarita, Venezuela between July 15-18 to discuss their demands ahead of United Nations climate talks due to take place in Lima, Peru in December. The meeting, organized by the Venezuelan government, was the first of its kind. It brought together social movements and organizations from all over the…