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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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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…

Real World Radio presents the assessment by Friends of the Earth’s Food Sovereignty program coordinator Kirtana Chandrasekaran on the latest decisions of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on agrofuels. Interview with Kirtana Chandrasekaran: MP3 (10.3 MB) Chandrasekaran speaks about the CFS resolutions regarding investments in smallholder agriculture and civil society’s role…

cyprus

Friends of the Earth Cyprus is a non-profit, non-governmental, environmental organisation, based in Limassol. The organisation was established in 1980 and since then has campaigned on a number of local, national, regional and international environmental issues. Our goal is to raise awareness on the importance of preserving the natural environment and to campaign for solutions…

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WARSAW (POLAND), November 7, 2013 – Today, ahead of United Nations climate talks where governments will discuss the world’s energy system, Friends of the Earth International has released a new report outlining its vision of a climate-safe, sustainable and just energy system – and a road map to achieving it. The report, ‘Good Energy, Bad…

September 21 is the International Day against Tree Plantations:  industrial-scale tree monocultures that produce pulp for paper, wood, oils and agrofuels. Surprising as it may seem, many environmentalists are opposed to large-scale tree plantations. There has been a massive finance-driven increase in large-scale plantations over the last few years. As part of efforts to counter…

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KAMPALA (UGANDA) / BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) May 21, 2013 – European banks and pension funds are funding palm oil giant Wilmar International, a company implicated in land grabbing in Uganda, according to new research released today. British, Dutch, French and German banks give over one billion euros of financial assistance to Wilmar and European and American…

landgrabbing

Responding to concerns raised by Friends of the Earth International and others about the impacts of land grabbing, The World Bank claims that land lease deals in developing countries can reduce hunger and poverty, and build sustainable agriculture. The facts tell otherwise. Does leasing or purchase of land in developing countries have the potential to…

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THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, January 30, 2013 – Today a Dutch court ruled that Shell Nigeria is responsible for polluting farmlands in a landmark case brought by four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands. The court said Shell’s subsidiary is accountable for damage caused by oil spills at Ikot Ada Udo, Akwa Ibom…