Brussels, February 3 – A leaked document from the European Commission reveals plans to allow the controversial use of palm oil as a biofuel by redefining palm plantations as 'forests'. The expansion of palm plantations is a major cause of tropical rainforest destruction.
The draft Commission guidance for EU countries also states that cutting down a rainforest and planting a palm plantation would be possible under EU laws aimed at stopping 'unsustainable' biofuels. 
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland have produced a short video on the Climate Change Act, in conjunction with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 18, 2009 - Commenting on the failure of rich country governments to secure a strong and fair UN agreement to tackle climate change in Copenhagen, Magda Stoczkiewicz, director of Friends of the Earth Europe said:
"Politicians cannot call this 'outcome' a success when in fact nothing meaningful has been agreed. Negotiations must now become even more intense to reach a just and effective climate agreement.
Copenhagen, Brussels, December 16 - Friends of the Earth representatives have been barred from the United Nations climate talks in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen today. Every delegate from the international environmental campaign group arrived at the centre this morning to find their badges were no longer valid.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 16, 2009 - Friends of the Earth International denounced today an attempt by the Danish Prime Minister to derail the UN negotiations in favour of rich countries and condemned the exclusion of critical civil society voices - including Friends of the Earth - from the UN climate conference.
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 15 - The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, announced by award-winning writer and journalist Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen today is the biotech giant Monsanto with 37% of the total vote .
Oil giant Shell took second place (18%) in the Award for lobbying to sabotage effective action on climate change, followed by the American Petroleum Institute (14%).
Ten thousand people voted in the Angry Mermaid Award, named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about corporate lobbying on climate change.
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 12 - More than five thousand people from around the world have joined Friends of the Earth International's 'Flood for climate justice' this morning in Copenhagen to demand climate justice and an end to offsetting carbon emissions.
Brussels/Copenhagen, December 11 - The chances of reaching a just and fair international agreement on combating climate change are extremely slim today after European Heads of State failed to significantly strengthen the EU's position for Copenhagen.
At a meeting in Brussels, EU leaders agreed not to increase the 20% emission reduction target by 2020, compared to 1990 levels, which they set in 2007. They kept their conditional offer of a 30% target for 2020 subject to other parties' commitments.
Copenhagen/Brussels, December 10 – Europe must commit to at least 40% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 without offsetting, Friends of the Earth International urged today as European Heads of State meet in parallel to the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
The meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December will discuss climate change and emissions targets for the EU with serious implications for the ongoing international talks.
Copenhagen/Brussels – The European Union must make stronger commitments to fighting climate change to increase the chance of achieving a just and effective global climate agreement, Friends of the Earth Europe said today as vital United Nations climate talks opened in Copenhagen.