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December 9th is gender day here at the UN climate talks, in Lima, Peru. This is the third year that the UN negotiations have included this day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of gender considerations and celebrate women’s leadership in fighting the climate crisis. Any response to climate change needs to include…

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November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Even today, at least one in three women worldwide has experienced some form of violence. Friends of the Earth International wants to add its voice to those demanding an end to this pandemic of violence against women. Where poverty, conflict and disease…

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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 2 November 2014 – Drastic changes to the way we produce and consume energy are urgently needed, said Friends of the Earth International today, on the day the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Scientists are telling us we must stop our climate-polluting way of…

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BERLIN, GERMANY, April 7, 2014 — Avoiding dangerous climate change will require not just rapid reductions in fossil fuel use but also a revolution in the structures of our economies and societies, according to a momentous UN scientific report on climate change to be released on April 13 in Berlin. [1] “Scientists tell us that…

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TOKYO, JAPAN, March 26, 2014 – A key UN science report on climate change to be released in Japan on March 31 is likely to state that climate change is leading to more extreme weather, and that this will cause significant damage in both rich and poor countries. Scientists expected to warn of more extreme…

Typhoon Haiyan viewed from International Space Station

Guest blog by Lidy Nacpil, Convener of the Philippines Movement for Climate Justice (first published by Huffinton Post) My colleague Claire and I are now at the international climate talks in Warsaw – we got out of Manila just as Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful in recorded history, was making landfall in the Philippines, our…

Feminist struggle

The feminist struggle is essential to achieving environmental justice. Dismantling and resisting patriarchy is integral to Food Sovereignty, forest management and democracy and the struggle against oppressive economic systems and political institutions. Below are interviews with three people leading the charge toward system change and a more feminist world centered on gender justice. Forests &…

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