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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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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Friday, December 05, 2014
'Build Clean Community Energy,' Activists Tell UN Climate Talks
One week before UN climate talks conclude here, Friends of the Earth International activists urged the participating 195 nations to start building clean, sustainable, community-based energy solutions. "We urgently need to decrease our energy consumption and push for a just transition to community-...
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
2014 Set to Be Warmest on Record
Commenting on early figures from the Met Office, which show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest, year on record both globally and for the UK, Friends of the Earth Climate Campaigner Simon Bullock said: “This is further evidence of the urgent need to act on climate change, yet today...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
UN Climate Talks Heading in Wrong Direction
Less than a week before 195 nations gather in Lima to discuss how to address the climate crisis [1] Friends of the Earth International activists are warning that the United Nations talks are heading in the wrong direction. Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International climate justice and...
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