28 May 2014

Land the size of Poland and Sweden combined, will be needed to produce crops and wood for Europe's bioenergy needs by 2030, this new research reveals.

26 May 2014

The Friends of the Earth Europe network was invaluable in championing the message of social and environmental justice in 2013. This report introduces some of these achievements, from the Friends of the Earth Europe office, our member groups across the continent, and our youth network, alongside financial records and some more in-depth coverage of some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

22 May 2014

New research from Friends of the Earth in Indonesia, Liberia, Uganda and Nigeria, shows how Wilmar International, one of the world's largest palm oil traders, continue their abusive practices of deforestation and land-grabbing, despite promises to stop.

20 May 2014

This report with the Centre for Research on Multinational Companies (SOMO) looks at the role of Switzerland in Royal Dutch Shell’s corporate structure and tax planning. Between 2001 and 2005 the Dutch-British oil multinational set up a range of subsidiaries in Switzerland, although these entities are not involved in any productive activities.

28 March 2014

Bumitama Agri Ltd is a palm oil producer in Indonesia, and supplies palm oil to one of the largest global traders in palm oil, Wilmar International. Despite numerous promises to clean up its act, Bumitama continues to produce illegal palm oil, with financial support from well-known European banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank.

This factsheet porovides new satellite imagery and transcripts that show Bumitama continue to clear land despite their promises – bringing illegal palm oil into the supply chain with devastating environmental and social impacts.

 

28 March 2014

Our relationship with food and the way in which we farm is under increasing pressure. Extreme weather events, a changing climate and a growing population are putting the food sovereignty of communities at risk. At the same time health experts have raised serious questions about our modern diet.

19 March 2014

This briefing shows how fossil fuel and heavy industry interests used their privileged access, huge financial resources and insider influence to convince EU decision-makers to sacrifice ambitious climate action for 2030. 

It uses information gained from Freedom of Information requests to show just how close Europe’s dirtiest industries are to senior politicians and regulators and what influence this is having on the EU’s official climate change policy. 

Produced with Corporate Europe Observatory. 

6 March 2014

A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals this new report.

26 February 2014

The total amount of natural resources is limited. Non-renewable raw materials such as metals and oil are being used up. Other resources such as soils, water, or the atmosphere are overused. The amount of resource consumption due to our consumption of goods and services is enormous, and even today, it is far greater than what the Earth can sustain on a permanent basis. At present, humanity is using up the amount of resources that
should actually last for a whole year within eight months.

9 January 2014

The report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment. The way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical rethink.

The Meat Atlas aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming and advocates clear individual and political solutions.

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