10 October 2014

Europe has failed to see the whole picture on biofuels - turning a blind eye to the impacts of biofuel production on people and the environment in producer countries.

22 May 2014

New research from Friends of the Earth in Indonesia, Liberia, Uganda and Nigeria, shows how Wilmar International, one of the world's largest palm oil traders, continue their abusive practices of deforestation and land-grabbing, despite promises to stop.

28 March 2014

Bumitama Agri Ltd is a palm oil producer in Indonesia, and supplies palm oil to one of the largest global traders in palm oil, Wilmar International. Despite numerous promises to clean up its act, Bumitama continues to produce illegal palm oil, with financial support from well-known European banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank.

This factsheet porovides new satellite imagery and transcripts that show Bumitama continue to clear land despite their promises – bringing illegal palm oil into the supply chain with devastating environmental and social impacts.

 

21 November 2013

This report is the result of an investigation into two of the world’s leading distributors of palm oil. It documents the illegal logging of land near protected forests in Indonesia by Bumitama Agri Group. The illegal activities include irregular permits, the encroachment on land which is home to endangered orangutans, and illegal clearing and landgrabbing.

1 June 2011

This briefing demonstrates that biofuels are a false solution for the aviation industry. The social and environmental impacts of current biofuels can be devastating: they cause deforestation, food price rises, hunger, poverty, biodiversity loss and they often produce more GHG emissions than the fossil fuels they replace. Biofuels present the aviation industry with a convenient blind alley, facilitating the industry’s expansion plans and avoiding pressure to reduce their fuel use and diverting political attention from the real need to cut air travel in order to reduce climate change.

1 May 2011

With conventional oil production in decline, the global oil industry is investing heavily in dirtier and riskier forms of unconventional oil such as heavy crude, tar sands, and oil shale. These investments pose a challenge to the climate, the environment, and local communities. This paper is a document that describes the drivers behind marginal oil investments and gives an overview of existing and potential projects across the globe. It contains important analysis that should be public knowledge and will productively feed the ongoing debate, from Cancun to Durban to Rio and beyond.

1 May 2011

Parody erratum to Shell's sustainability report; where Shell apologises for all previous wrong-doings.

1 March 2011

Due to the enormous amounts of natural gas released into the atmosphere during the production of oil by international corporations like Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron, Nigeria will fail to achieve Millenium Development Goal (MDG), which aims to 'ensure environmental sustainability' and MDG 8, 'to develop a global partnership for development'.

1 March 2011

The eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) developed by the United Nations (UN) in 2000, aim to encourage development by improving social and economic conditions in the world's poorest countries.
However, it is widely accepted that the MDGs will not be met due to unfulfilled political and financial commitments.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a sad example of these dysfunctions.

1 February 2011

The report reveals that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops across Europe continues to decline – with an increasing number of national bans, and decreasing numbers of hectares dedicated to GM crops.

Globally, the research highlights how even pro-GM Governments in South America have been forced to take steps to mitigate the negative impacts of GM crops on famers, citizens and the environment.

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