Friends of the Earth International

Friends of the Earth International is the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 74 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, FOEI campaigns on today's most urgent environmental and social issues.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, December 02, 2016
Friends of the Earth International Stands in Solidarity With the Water Protectors at Standing Rock: Water is Life, and We Stand for Life.
Friends of the Earth International stands in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock: Water is Life, and we stand for life. We, Friends of the Earth International, the largest federation of grassroots environmental justice organizations from 75 countries, gathered at our Biennial...
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Global Momentum for Action Unstoppable – But We Are Still on Track for Dangerous Levels of Warming
Today at the conclusion of the UN climate conference, Friends of the Earth International said that the momentum for global action on climate change refused to be overshadowed by the election of a climate denier to the US Presidency. “Climate change is not going to wait for US action and the rest of...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Paris Agreement Comes into Force but Sets Us on Course for a 3.5 Degree World, Says Friends of the Earth International
On Friday 4 November, just days before the UN climate talks open in Marrakech, the Paris Agreement comes into force. Friends of the Earth International reiterates its concern that without greater ambition and more urgency theParis Agreement will fail to deliver the scale of fair and drastic action...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
In Solidarity With the Lenca People
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean – ATALC – wishes to express to the international community our rejection of the report delivered by the mission contracted by the FMO (Entrepreneurial Development Bank) related to the construction of the Agua Zarca project in Honduras. We also...
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
G20 Summit: World Leaders Fail to Act, But an Energy Revolution Remains Possible
At the G20 leaders summit held over the weekend in China, climate change and tax avoidance were centre stage. The United States and China ratified the Paris Climate agreement. However, as the treaty lacks concrete demands for action, more concrete measures are needed. Climate change and tax evasion...
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Friday, September 02, 2016
An Energy Revolution Is Possible: Tax Havens and Financing Climate Action
In a new report, launched today, Friends of the Earth International calculates that government revenue lost to tax havens over a 15-year period could power Africa, Latin America and much of Asia with 100% renewable energy. Globally every year up to $600 billion dollars of government tax revenue is...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
We Can't Count on the Paris Agreement to Stop Climate Change
On 22 April 2016, representatives of over 130 nations are expected to attend the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This brings parties one step closer towards ratifying the Agreement - with each nation turning their intended pledges to reduce...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
TransCanada’s $15 Billion and Dangers of Trade Deal
Special privileges for corporations in major trade deals are a serious threat to democracy and the environment according to a new report released today by Friends of the Earth Europe, Sierra Club and Transport & Environment (T&E), as EU-US trade talks resume in Brussels . The TransCanada...
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Friday, December 11, 2015
Reaction to Latest Draft: 'Empty Words Can't Stop the Climate Crisis'
Reacting to a draft Paris climate agreement released on Thursday night, Lucy Cadena, Friends of the Earth International climate justice and energy coordinator, said: “Rich countries have moved the goal posts so far that a just deal in Paris is inconceivable. If this text indicates what will be...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
Statement by Friends of the Earth International in Reaction to the French government Ban of the Paris climate Justice Mobilizations Due to the Heightened Security Situation
Reacting to the Nov. 18 French government announcement that planned climate mobilizations are banned, Friends of the Earth International chairperson Jagoda Munic said: “Friends of the Earth International expresses its condolences to families and friends of victims of terrorism in Paris, and we...
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