2012 Media releases

Dutch Court ruling against Shell a partial victory

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, January 30, 2013 — Today a Dutch court ruled that Shell Nigeria is responsible for polluting farmlands in a landmark case brought by four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands.

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UN climate talks

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Climate and energy by on December 8, 2012
UN climate talks

DOHA, QATAR, December 8, 2012 — Friends of the Earth International has strongly condemned the governments of industrialised countries for blocking action on the climate crisis at a failed UN climate summit in Qatar.

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Supreme Court decision leaves taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up AbitibiBowater’s pollution

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Environmental justice by on December 7, 2012
Supreme Court decision leaves taxpayers with the bill for cleaning up AbitibiBowater’s pollution

(Ottawa, December 7, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc. et al., which addresses the legal obligations of insolvent companies with respect to contaminated sites.

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La décision de la Cour suprême laisse aux contribuables la facture de nettoyage de la pollution d’AbitibiBowater

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Environmental justice by on December 7, 2012
La décision de la Cour suprême laisse aux contribuables la facture de nettoyage de la pollution d’AbitibiBowater

(Ottawa, le 7 décembre 2012) La Cour suprême du Canada a rendu aujourd’hui sa décision dans la cause Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador c. AbitibiBowater Inc. et al., qui porte sur les obligations légales des entreprises insolvables à l’égard de sites contaminés.

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Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Climate and energy by on December 3, 2012
Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Ottawa, December 3, 2012 — A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians.

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Results of the Ontario green energy opinion poll

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Climate and energy by on December 3, 2012
Results of the Ontario green energy opinion poll

This report represents the findings from a survey of 1,000 voting age residents in Ontario. The opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians.

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Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Water by on November 23, 2012

Ottawa, November 23, 2012 — Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in salmon from British Columbia.

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UN climate talks

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Climate and energy by on November 23, 2012
UN climate talks

DOHA, QATAR, November 23, 2012 — While delegates from around the world prepare to meet for the annual United Nations climate talks in Doha next week, Friends of the Earth International expressed strong concerns over the continued lack of progress by developed countries which are supposed to take the lead to stop climate devastation and avoid catastrophic climate change.

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Demand the release of unjustly detained Guatemalan prisoners

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Extractive industries, Water by on November 22, 2012

Join Friends of the Earth International in calling for the release of eight political prisoners in Barillas, Guatemala, who are due before a hearing on November 26.

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International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Extractive industries, Water by on November 19, 2012
International mission in Guatemala and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, November 19, 2012 — An international mission organized by the environmental federation Friends of the Earth International in Guatemala and El Salvador has verified systematic human rights violations and criminalization of environmental activists and communities resisting mining and hydroelectric projects.

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Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey awarded Rafto Prize

Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey awarded Rafto Prize

BERGEN (NORWAY) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), November 4, 2012 — Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey received the 2012 Rafto Prize for Human Rights in Norway on November 4.

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Friends of the Earth International is proud to announce Jagoda Munić as our new chairperson

Filed in 2012 Media releases by on November 2, 2012
Friends of the Earth International is proud to announce Jagoda Munić as our new chairperson

Friends of the Earth International is proud to announce that Jagoda Munić from Croatia has been elected as our new chairperson, effective November 15, 2012.

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Biodiversity talks should oppose ‘financialization’ of nature

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Environmental justice by on October 12, 2012

HYDERABAD, INDIA, October 12, 2012 — While ministers start gathering here ahead of a second week of United Nations Biodiversity talks, preparing to discuss where to garner billions of dollars needed to preserve global biodiversity, Friends of the Earth International warns against Nature being ‘financialized.’

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Verdict expected on Shell’s oil pollution in Nigeria

Verdict expected on Shell’s oil pollution in Nigeria

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, October 11, 2012 — For the first time in history, a Dutch court verdict is expected about the case of a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, which appeared in court today to account for damage it caused abroad, says Friends of the Earth International.

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Rio+20 Summit sell out of people and the planet

Filed in 2012 Media releases, Climate and energy by on June 23, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, June 22, 2012 — Friends of the Earth International today strongly condemned world leaders for selling out people and the planet in their Rio+20 declaration which falls far short of the action needed to tackle the planetary crisis we face, and does not include any of the real solutions demanded by the people at the alternative People’s Summit.

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