27 September 2007

Brussels, 27 September 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe has warned that US President George Bush aims to undermine the ongoing UN climate negotiations by hosting a meeting of major greenhouse gas emitters in Washington today and tomorrow. Bush is expected to promote only voluntary targets for cutting emissions, instead of legally binding targets within a Kyoto-based international agreement.

19 September 2007

Brussels, 19 September 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe today accused the European Union of ignoring key warnings about the environmental and social problems of agrofuels - also called biofuels. The environmental group today published a list of recent cautions from prominent organisations and launched an email campaign urging the public to write to their politicians.

11 September 2007

Brussels, 11 September 2007 - Today Friends of the Earth Europe called for the EU to scrap its target for using plant-based agrofuels for transport, after a leaked paper revealed the OECD's [1] grave concerns about their social and environmental effects.

4 September 2007

4 September 2007, Strasbourg - Current proposals to include aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme will have very little impact on aviation's contribution to climate change, a new report by leading climate scientists warns today. Friends of the Earth, which commissioned the research, is urging the EU to substantially strengthen its ETS proposals, and is calling for additional measures to curb the growth in flights.

14 June 2007

Brussels, 14 June 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe has demanded an urgent acceleration of action to fight climate change by European governments, after new data released by the European Commission today reveals that overall EU emissions are still not on track to meet Kyoto targets. [1]

7 June 2007

Heiligendamm, Germany, June 7, 2007 - Campaigners warned that today's statement on climate change by leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) meeting is weak and lacks substance, but reveals the urgent need to tackle climate change.

G8 leaders meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany made some progress under the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel but failed to commit to serious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

4 June 2007

June 4th 2007, Brussels - Friends of the Earth Europe warned today that unless European leaders take the lead and stand up to US President George Bush on climate change at the G8 talks in Heiligendamm, Germany this week, the eight most industrialised nations will let down the world's poorest nations.

14 May 2007

Tbilisi, (Georgia), Brussels (Belgium) 14 May - Friends of the Earth groups from 31 countries across Europe have reacted in outrage to the illegal forced eviction of Friends of the Earth Georgia from its office in Tbilisi. [1]

4 May 2007

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 4 May 2007 - The world's leading scientists say governments can tackle climate change and that the solutions are affordable and available, in a key United Nations (UN) report published here today.

The report assesses many technologies that could be used to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, but does not make recommendations about which should be used. This report is the third in a series is part of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.

27 April 2007

Avant que la Commission européenne ne délivre sa propre évaluation, les organisations environnementales émettent un verdict critique, notamment en matiere de protection et d'amélioration de l'environnement en Europe. Elles proposent également toutes une série de recommandations pour les deux ans et demi a venir.


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