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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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 fo 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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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Water Financialization Exposed in New Report on Eve of WTO Meeting
On the eve of a key World Trade Organization meeting in Bali [1], Friends of the Earth International launched a new report exposing how trade and investment strategies, including WTO negotiations, act as economic drivers of water financialization. [2] The report, “Economic Drivers of Water Financialization” [3] includes 12 cases, from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Colombia, El Salvador, England, Mexico, Mozambique, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United States, and Uruguay.
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Warsaw Climate Talks: Dirtiest Climate Conference On Record
Commenting on the last day of the UN climate talks in Warsaw, where civil society organisations representing millions of people around the world walked out of the conference in an unprecedented protest, Jagoda Munic, chairperson of Friends of the Earth International said: “The only success of the dirtiest climate conference on record is the fact that civil society walked out and started a domino effect already reaching our home countries, where ordinary citizens are joining the struggle for climate justice.”
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Civil Society Walks Out of Warsaw Climate Talks, says Hope Lies with Building Peoples' Power
Today, one day before the planned conclusion of the Warsaw UN climate talks, hundreds of individuals from all continents representing social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organizations – including Friends of the Earth International - walked out of the UN climate conference in protest. [1]
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