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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Monday, February 24, 2020
Global Rescue Plan to Stop Mass Extinction "Hopelessly Weak and Inadequate"
A draft global plan to halt the collapse of nature will not protect vulnerable communities or stop the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, claims Friends of the Earth. The call comes as governments meet in Rome for the first time today to work on a “Paris-style” United Nations agreement that will...
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Friday, December 13, 2019
COP25: Climate Talks 'Out of Touch With Reality' As Rich Countries Seek to Gut Paris Agreement, Says Friends of the Earth International
Prospects for vulnerable communities in the global South look dire, as wealthy countries refuse to pay up for the climate damage they have caused and Northern governments and corporations push forward carbon trading, says Friends of the Earth International at the close of another round of deeply...
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Monday, December 02, 2019
COP 25: Resurgence of carbon markets threatens people, politics and planet, say Friends of the Earth International
As the international climate talks open this week in Madrid, Spain, the world faces the re-emergence of a threat that could derail urgent action on the climate crisis: Carbon Markets are back on the table as a proposed ‘solution’ to reduce emissions. Dipti Bhatnagar, Climate Justice and Energy...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
More Than 300 Civil Society Organizations From 73 Countries Urge Real Reform at United Nations Discussions on Corporate Investor Rights
Today more than 300 civil society groups and trade unions – including global organizations such as Public Services International, Friends of the Earth International, and ActionAid – urged governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna this week to completely overhaul the...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
WTO Talks Legitimacy “Undermined” As Argentina Blocks Civil Society Attendance
Friends of the Earth International , the world's largest grassroots environment network, condemn the unprecedented and undemocratic decision by the Argentine government to revoke the accreditation of two Friends of the Earth experts and much of civil society from attending the upcoming World Trade...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
“Every COP Feels Like A Broken Record”
As COP23 enters its high-level segment, Friends of the Earth International has urged developed countries to stop blocking progress on pre-2020 finance and emissions reductions, and to commit to taking action on the ground. It added that calls for action during the people’s climate march in Germany...
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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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