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, 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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Biofuels Bubble Turns to Bust
Today, the European Parliament agreed new EU laws to limit the use of crop-based biofuels. EU law makers ruled that biofuels can compete with food production, contribute to climate change, and put pressure on land use – and so have set a limit on the quantity of biofuels that can be used to meet EU...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Europe's Climate Cards Are Losing Hand for People and Planet
The European Union today became the first major power to show its cards and announce the level of climate action it proposes to pledge at global climate talks in Paris later this year. [1] But the emissions cuts beyond 2020 agreed by environment ministers fall far short of Europe’s fair share of...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
Tidal Lagoon Power Plans Welcomed
Commenting on plans unveiled today to generate electricity from a series of tidal lagoons, Friends of the Earth Cymru director Gareth Clubb said: “These are exciting plans. Tidal lagoons could play a significant role in generating the nation’s electricity. “However, the environmental impact of each...
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Monday, February 23, 2015
US Force Feeds GM Crops to African Nations, says New Report
US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today. [1] “The US, the world's top producer...
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Lima Climate Talks End with Little Progress
The international community have failed to make significant progress towards securing an effective climate change agreement in Paris next year, Friends of the Earth said today, as the latest round of talks in Lima, Peru closed. Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman...
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Climate Justice Exposed on Human Rights Day
Today, on Human Rights Day, Friends of the Earth International warned that the countries and peoples that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions will be the worst affected by the climate crisis, a 'climate injustice' that highlights the link between climate change and human rights...
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Monday, December 08, 2014
Anglo American's Negative Influence on Climate Policies Exposed
Multinational corporations such as Anglo American undermine crucial climate policies and promote false solutions, which allow them to profit from the climate crisis, according to a new report released today during the UN climate talks. [1] The activities of mining giant Anglo American are examined...
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