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Bonn, 3 November 2017: Ahead of the UN climate talks (6-17 November) – hosted by Fiji but opening next week in Bonn, Germany – Friends of the Earth International will join BUND/Friends of the Earth Germany and thousands of activists in a demonstration of ‘people power’ calling for an urgent coal phase out in Germany…

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Declarations from La Via Campesina, VII International Conference “Peasants, men and women, all over the world feed our peoples, without them cultivating the land we would not have food. Friends of the Earth International joins La Via Campesina’s struggle in defence of food sovereignty. We aim to tear down the walls and the advance of…

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2017 has seen a succession of devastating hurricanes, flooding in Asia, wildfires raging around the world, including in Greenland, an anthrax outbreak in Siberia, and ice shelf collapses. This is a planetary emergency. The Paris agreement as it stands, allows for at least three to four degrees of warming. Yet the devastating natural disasters of…

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We the undersigned organisations, networks, and movements gathered in Marrakech at COP22 issue the following collective statement in support of communities and movements around the world in response to Donald Trump becoming President-Elect of the United States of America and its potentially devastating implications for the cause of climate justice. Record breaking global temperatures are…

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A failed system The global energy system is powering climate change, making up two thirds of global greenhouse emissions. This alone should trigger a massive shift in the way we produce and consume energy and spur our leaders to act. Instead, at the climate talks in Marrakech, we have seen a drive to keep pockets…

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Dirty Energy system devastates lives Our energy system – the way we produce, distribute and consume energy – is broken, wreaking havoc on our planet and its people. When we talk about people impacted by the climate crisis, we tend to first consider those impacted by the effects of climate change as these have already…

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BONN, GERMANY, October 19, 2015 –  Friends of the Earth International warned today that rich countries – those most responsible for climate change – are putting us on course for irreversible and more devastating climate change, instead of taking the urgently needed radical action to reduce their carbon emissions. The warning was issued as governments…

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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…