Warning for Shell’s board members

Woman makes a stop sign with her hand covered in petrol

Shell’s Board members warned to act on climate case verdict almost one year later 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 human rights by causing dangerous climate…

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

Illustration of an indigenous parent and child in Colombia by Angie PIk

(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 the Colombian peasantry, in particular the persecution of the National Agricultural Trade Union Federation (FENSUAGRO)[1]. The issue of access to…

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

Rampal power plant Bangladesh_Luka Tomac

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

COP26 Glasgow final action climate justice for all banner

“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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Friends of the Earth International comments on draft COP26 outcome

Sara Shaw at action against carbon markets at COP26

10 November 2021 Sara Shaw, Climate justice and energy programme coordinator at Friends of the Earth International, comments on draft COP26 outcome: “This draft COP outcome is less a Glasgow Pact and more a Glasgow Get-out clause. The targets are disturbingly weak and full of loopholes allowing rich nations to avoid their responsibility for reducing…

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Global South states and civil society keep up momentum to regulate transnational corporations under international human rights law

From 25 to 29 October United Nations member states continued the negotiations to elaborate an international Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) including all entities in their global production chains. This historic process celebrated its seventh session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) hosted by the Human…

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Ahead of UN climate summit Friends of the Earth International spotlights how ‘Nature Based Solutions’ is being used to disguise climate-trashing business-as-usual

Nature based solutions a wolf in sheeps clothing image

The concept of Nature Based Solutions – being touted by corporations, business associations and governments ahead of COP26 – is a dangerous deception and distraction from the real solutions to the climate crisis, says Friends of the Earth International in a new report. As the clock ticks towards 2030, keeping global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees means…

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