Tag: Nnimmo Bassey

Dutch Court ruling against Shell a partial victory

Filed in Climate change and energy, Environmental justice by on January 30, 2013

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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Friends of the Earth International Chair Nnimmo Bassey awarded Rafto Prize

Filed in Climate change and energy, Environmental justice by on November 4, 2012
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 Uncategorized 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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Verdict expected on Shell’s oil pollution in Nigeria

Filed in Climate change and energy, Environmental justice by on October 11, 2012
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 Climate change 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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World leaders failed at Summit in Rio

Filed in Climate change and energy, Environmental justice by on June 22, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, June 22, 2012 — Commenting on the Rio+20 Summit closing day, Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International said: “World leaders failed at their Summit in Rio, mainly because of the undue influence that multinational corporations have on them and the UN. But the parallel People’s Summit demonstrated that real solutions to the current crises do exist and that people are successfully mobilizing around them.”

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Where now for climate justice? FoEI’s post-Durban analysis

Filed in Climate change and energy by on December 13, 2011 0 Comments

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, December 13, 2011 — The UN climate talks in Durban were a failure and take the world a significant step back by further undermining an already flawed, inadequate multilateral system that is supposed to address the climate crisis, according to Friends of the Earth International.

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‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ awarded to FoEI Chair Nnimmo Bassey

STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), September 30, 2010 — Friends of the Earth International is proud to announce that its chair Nnimmo Bassey will be a recipient of the 2010 ‘Right Livelihood Award.’ The Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ will be delivered in Stockholm on December 6.

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