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.

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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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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Friends of the Earth International Expresses Solidarity with the People of Ferguson, Missouri and People around the World who Face Social and Racial Injustices
During its recent biennial meeting, Friends of the Earth International representatives expressed concern over the growing rise of social and racial injustices, most recently in Ferguson, Missouri. Delegates representing 75 organizations on every continent and whose members comprise the world’s...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
US-China Climate Pledges Just 'A Drop in the Ocean'
Commenting on new pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions unveiled by the US and China today in Beijing, Dipti Bhatnagar from Friends of the Earth International said: “Today's climate announcement by the US and China may be spun as a landmark, but in reality the US pledges are just a drop in the...
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Sunday, November 02, 2014
IPCC Report: Urgent Action Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change, says Friends of the Earth
Reacting to the publication today (Sunday 2 November) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Synthesis Report, Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said: “Politicians can’t say they weren't warned – climate change poses a catastrophic threat to...
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Society Must Change to Address Climate Crisis, say Scientists
Avoiding dangerous climate change will require not just rapid reductions in fossil fuel use but also a revolution in the structures of our economies and societies, according to a momentous UN scientific report on climate change to be released on April 13 in Berlin. [1]
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Scientists Expected to Warn of More Extreme Weather Due to Climate Change
A key UN science report on climate change to be released in Japan on March 31 is likely to state that climate change is leading to more extreme weather, and that this will cause significant damage in both rich and poor countries.
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Monday, March 10, 2014
Bold U.N. Right to Food Report 'The Only Recipe for Hunger Eradication'
Friends of the Earth International commended a groundbreaking report presented today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, which calls for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. [1] Mr. Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council after a six-year term as Special Rapporteur.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Friends of the Earth International Deplores NSA Bugging of Climate Negotiations
Commenting on the news that the US National Security Agency spied on climate negotiators at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit [1], Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International Climate Justice and Energy coordinator said: “This scandal may be the straw that broke the camels' back. President Obama must put an end to surveillance activities and stop undermining the UN climate negotiations.”
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