1 June 2009

The natural resource base, on which the quality-of-life of our societies is built, is in danger of overexploitation and collapse. Based on an analysis of the current situation in the development of resource use indicators, and a qualitative evaluation of existing indicators against a set of criteria developed by Friends of the Earth, a suggestion for a set of resource use indicators is presented.

1 October 2008

This report examines the case of the vast Malaysian State of Sarawak, which is developing large-scale plantations at breath-taking speed having overexploited its timber resources and depleted its forests.

Sarawak plans to more than double its 2007 levels of oil palm acreage by 2010, taking it to a total of 1.3 million hectares.

1 September 2008

'Fuelling Destruction in Latin America' looks at current and proposed developments in a number of Southern and Central American countries, all of which are scaling up agrofuel production at alarming rates to meet domestic and, increasingly, export demand to supply diesel and gasoline to Europe and the US.

The report states that increasing the amount of land destined to grow crops for agrofuels means increasing deforestation and wildlife destruction, increased land conflicts, eviction of rural people, poor working conditions and environmental pollution.

1 April 2008

Attempts to use certification schemes to reduce the widespread environmental and social problems caused by growing crops for fuels and animal feeds are bound to fail.

The report from Friends of the Earth groups comes amid global worries about the increasingly tragic impacts of rising food prices. Biofuels - plants grown to make fuel not food - have been blamed as one factor driving this trend.

1 July 2007

2 reports revealing that Wilmar, the world's biggest trader in palm oil, is illegally logging rainforests, setting forests on fire and violating the rights of local communities in Indonesia.

Policy, practice, pride and prejudice: Review of legal, environmental and social practices of oil palm plantation companies of the Wilmar Group in Sambas District, West Kalimantan (Indonesia)

Buyers and financiers of the Wilmar Group

1 August 2006

What we know, what we do not know, and what we ought to know about chemicals in everyday household items.

1 March 2006

Proceedings of the conference organised by Friends of the Earth Europe, Women in Development Europe with the support of the Heinrich B�ll Foundation and the European Parliament's Intergroup on Globalisation - Brussels, 09 November 2005.

1 March 2006

Proposals from Environmental Organisations for a realistic and ambitious Sustainable Development Strategy - to be adopted by the June 2006 European Summit.
A publication from the Green 10.

1 December 2005

Key recommendations for the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference by Friends of the Earth International.

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