Tag: biodiversity

Clean Fuel – climate solution or environmental disaster?

Filed in Blog, Climate change and energy, Media releases, Policy by on February 24, 2017
Clean Fuel – climate solution or environmental disaster?

Ottawa, February 24 – Friends of the Earth Canada is raising serious questions about the environmental implications of the proposed federal “Clean Fuel Standard”.  In a discussion paper the group released today, they identify significant gaps in the scientific knowledge needed before deciding to increase the amount of biofuel produced in Canada. “Greenhouse gas reductions […]

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Province-wide bee protection campaign launched – Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee”

Filed in Media releases, The Bee Cause by on May 5, 2016
Province-wide bee protection campaign launched – Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee”

May 5, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario)  In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth, with the support of Ontario Power Generation, is launching its “Let It Bee” campaign. More than two-thirds of the food crops we depend on benefit from pollination by native bees, honey bees and other pollinators. “Let […]

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Thanks-giving

Filed in Blog by on October 7, 2015 0 Comments
Thanks-giving

Here’s a special thanks to Sam, Chayse, Jocelyn, Matthew, Tyler, Ryan, Sydney, Hailey, Ronni, Dani, Michaela, and Owen – last year’s Grade Six students at Eastview Public School in Oakville, Ontario There are many reasons to give thanks this year as Thanksgiving rolls around.  Friends of the Earth Canada has a lot of wonderful people […]

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Thousands March in Defense for Mother Earth Against False Solutions in Lima, Peru

Filed in Blog, Climate change and energy by on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Thousands March in Defense for Mother Earth Against False Solutions in Lima, Peru

December 12, 2014 Ana Isla and Terisa Turner What is happening in the Conference of the Parties at Lima Peru? Corporations and governments are interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However this reduction is, for them, problematic. Recent science shows that rather than providing real emissions reductions all programs that are presented as means for […]

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Help save Ontario’s endangered species

Filed in Blog, Environmental justice by on January 21, 2013
Help save Ontario’s endangered species

Ontario’s Endangered Species Act is a key law that protects the province’s endangered wildlife and habitat. The law is one of the best in the country. When corporations plan a project that affects species at risk, they must obtain a permit. The industry or developer must come up with a plan that protects endangered species. The company must comply with the terms of the permit, and the environmental impacts are monitored.

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Biodiversity talks should oppose ‘financialization’ of nature

Filed in 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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