Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, with member groups in 77 countries. Since 1969, Friends of the Earth has fought to create a more healthy, just world.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Danish PM Tries to Derail UN Climate Talks; Friends of the Earth Suspended from the Conference
Friends of the Earth International denounced today an attempt by the Danish Prime Minister to derail the U.N negotiations in favour of rich countries and condemned the exclusion of critical civil society voices -- including Friends of the Earth -- from the UN Climate conference.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friends of the Earth Suspended from UN Climate Talks
Members of Friends of the Earth groups from around the world who arrived at the Bella Center this morning to take part as official observers in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations taking place here were told that their badges were no longer valid.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monsanto Wins 'Angry Mermaid Award'
The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37 per cent of the total vote [1]. Oil giant Shell took second place (18 per cent) in the Award for lobbying to sabotage effective action on climate change, followed by the American Petroleum Institute (14 per cent). Ten thousand people voted in the Angry Mermaid Award, named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about corporate lobbying on climate change.
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Obama to Receive Prize Based on Promise He Has Failed to Keep
Friends of the Earth members had the following statements prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's December 10 acceptance of his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. STATEMENT OF FRIENDS OF THE EARTH-INTERNATIONAL CHAIR NNIMMO BASSEY, WHO HEADS ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ACTION IN NIGERIA:
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Europe Must Commit to at Least 40% Reductions by 2020 Without Offsetting
Copenhagen/Brussels, December 10, 2009 – Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 without offsetting, Friends of the Earth International urged ahead of a meeting of European Heads of State happening in parallel to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Leaked Copenhagen Accord Text Profoundly Unjust
Commenting on a text drafted by the Danish Government which has been leaked today to the media [1] Meena Raman, Honorary Secretary of Friends of the Earth Malaysia said:
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Obama Administration Makes Landmark Decision to Implement Clean Air Act
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica had this statement in response to the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment: "The Obama administration's decision to comply with the Clean Air Act and move forward with a process that can lead to large reductions in greenhouse gas pollution is a major step forward in the fight to stabilize the climate.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
New Report Details Cruise Industry’s Record of Pollution
A report released today by Friends of the Earth concludes that the billions of dollars earned by the cruise industry each year comes at a significant cost to our nation’s air and water.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
New Study Shows 40% Emissions Cuts Possible in Europe
One week ahead of crucial climate change talks in Copenhagen, a new study released today by Stockholm Environment Institute in partnership with Friends of the Earth Europe proves for the first time that Europe could double its greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2020. The research, ‘Europe’s Share o
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Response to News Obama Will Go to Copenhagen
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica had the following response to news that U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen in December to participate in international climate negotiations:
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