14 May 2013

Friends of the Earth Scotland today went to the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) AGM to ask the bank to disinvest in funding mountaintop removal for coal mining.

They posed as two 'bankers' with a replica mountain and symbolically ‘stuffed’ their faces with coal to feed their fossil fuel addiction.

Scotland
2 May 2013

Nigerian farmers whose farmland was polluted by oil spills have submitted an appeal to the court in The Hague, together with Friends of the Earth Netherlands, following a ruling in January that acquitted Shell of responsibility for some of the charges brought against them.

Netherlands
22 April 2013

Samsung Electronics has admitted for the first time that it uses tin in its products that's destroying tropical forests, killing coral and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland reveals today.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
17 April 2013

Between 2009 and 2012, French banks granted more than 4 billion euro in loans to European producers of agrofuels, and have issued these companies stocks and bonds for a total amount of more than 3 billion euro according to new research from Friends of the Earth France and Oxfam France. The groups called on French banks to stop financing agrofuel producers – who threaten global food security and are fuelling land grabs, especially in Liberia.

France
17 April 2013

Social movements in Guatemala are being increasingly criminalised, repressed, intimidated and subjected to human rights abuses, according to representatives of indigenous and feminist social movements, including Friends of the Earth Guatemala.

16 April 2013

Brussels, April 16 – A proposal released today by the European Commission to require large European companies to report on environmental and social issues will not guarantee ethical corporate behaviour according to the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ). [1]

10 April 2013

The European Union dealt a major blow yesterday to the oil industry’s push for secrecy by agreeing transparency legislation. It marks a critical step to counter corruption in the global oil, gas and mining sectors. 

Representatives from the European Parliament and European Council agreed to include strong rules governing the disclosure of payments by extractive industry companies to resource-rich countries.

5 February 2013

Environment, consumer and labour groups have written to European Union Heads of State and Government warning them of the dangers to the environment, health, and consumers of  proposals to reduce regulatory burden.

The letter was sent by the Green 10, of which Friends of the Earth Europe is a member, together with the European Trade Union Confederation and the European Consumers’ Organisation,

1 February 2013

Monrovia, Liberia – Palm oil companies are grabbing more than 1.5 million acres of land in Liberia and are violating the human rights of local communities, according to Liberian NGOs including Friends of the Earth Liberia.

On the eve of a United Nations meeting in Liberia, that will discuss the future of development in Liberia, Friends of the Earth International is backing the local NGOs' demands for the government to renegotiate contracts for land concessions and reassess its agricultural development strategy.

30 January 2013

Brussels/The Hague, January 30, 2013 - A Dutch court has ruled today that Shell is responsible for not preventing the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo, Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. The case brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands and four Nigerian farmers is an important victory for Nigerian people and the environment.

This is the first time that Shell has been ordered by a court to pay compensation for damage caused by its operations. The Nigerian justice system has never been able to accomplish this.

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