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 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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Friday, October 23, 2015
Bonn Talks Point to Weak Paris Deal
The final preparation session for December’s global climate summit in Paris is ending in disappointment and disarray today in Bonn. The weak negotiation text, which is largely favorable to developed countries, points to a shockingly inadequate deal at the Paris talks. Developing countries opposed a...
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Thursday, October 08, 2015
EU Fracking Guidelines Fail to Protect Citizens
EU guidelines on how member states carry out shale gas exploration and production are failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens, a new report has found. Jointly developed by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe, the report ‘Fracking business (as usual)’ says...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
EU-US Trade Talks: European Parliament Vote Ignores Citizen Concerns
The European Parliament today expressed its support for the TTIP trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States. The resolution adopted today [1] is the parliament’s unique opportunity to give its opinion on the ongoing trade talks. The result of the vote is a setback for...
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Thursday, July 02, 2015
Activists Campaign for Binding Human Rights Treaty at the UN
Environmental defenders and human rights campaigners attending a key UN gathering tasked with drafting a binding treaty to regulate corporate human rights abuses are calling on all countries to work towards effective human rights protections. The first session of the 'Intergovernmental Working...
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Time to Act on Climate, Ministers Told at UN Climate Assembly
Today ministers from around the world gathered at the UN General Assembly to discuss climate change received an unprecedented statement by social movements of climate-impacted communities from the global South as well as faith, labor, environmental, and anti-poverty groups representing tens of...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Pope Says Climate Crisis is a Matter of Justice
Today, responding to the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment [1], Friends of the Earth International’s Lucy Cadena said: “Pope Francis is right to say that there is a moral imperative to act on climate change with the utmost urgency and ambition. He is a friend of the earth...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
UN Climate Talks Close with Insufficient Progress
As two weeks of UN climate talks come to a close here today, Friends of the Earth International warned that not enough progress was made towards a fair and adequate climate treaty, which is supposed to be finalised in Paris later this year. While the leaders of the world's seven industrial powers (...
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