Press release: Slow progress at COP27 as loss and damage fund hangs in the balance

Kwami Kpondzo from Friends of the Earth Togo speaks live to US media at the COP27 climate talks in Sharm El-Sheikh © Babawale Obayanju

PRESS RELEASE – Friday 18 November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) – for immediate release Taking place under the shadow of Egypt’s oppressive regime, COP27 has seen the US play a deeply obstructive role yet again, blocking the demands of developing countries at every turn. Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities are already suffering from increasingly extreme…

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Press release: Justice and equity must accompany every decision at COP27

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Friday 4 November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) – To stem runaway climate change, COP27 must steer away from seductive-sounding ‘nature-based solutions’ and geoengineering fixes, and instead focus on cutting fossil fuel emissions at source, say Friends of the Earth International on the eve of the UN climate talks.  Activists and experts from the world’s largest grassroots…

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Friends of the Earth International at COP27

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*** Spokespeople available for comment and interview *** Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, 
hosts a delegation of experts and activists at the UN climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Friends of the Earth will bring voices from across Africa and the world inside the COP conference halls, to…

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Warning for Shell’s board members

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Almost one year after the climate case verdict Shell’s Board members receive a warning asking them to act on it. Amsterdam, 25 April 2022. Today Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie sent a letter to Shell’s Board of directors pointing to their personal responsibility in not acting on the climate case verdict and continuing to violate…

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Colombia: Complaint to UN mechanisms about the violation of peasants’ rights 

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(Geneva, April 21, 2022) – Civil society organisations, La Via Campesina, CETIM, Friends of the Earth International, FIAN International and FENSUAGRO, submitted a report to the UN special mechanisms to denounce the violations and repression against Colombian peasants, in particular the persecution of the National Agricultural Trade Union Federation (FENSUAGRO)[1]. The issue of access to and…

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Alarm that IPCC WGIII report on climate mitigation accepts overshoot of 1.5°C

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Alarm that IPCC WGIII report on climate mitigation accepts overshoot of 1.5°C and relies on unproven technofixes that won’t curb runaway climate change Amsterdam, April 4, 2022 – Once again, the IPCC’s findings have become a political battleground. Climate justice campaigners fear that climate scientists’ core message – that we must make an urgent just…

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Scandalous outcome to COP26 as 1.5° hangs by a thread

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“The outcome of COP26 leaves developed countries free to keep polluting whilst giving the green light for massive land grabs for offsets in developing countries. The UK Presidency and their allies are patting themselves on the back but no deal at all would have been better.

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