1 August 2011

This detailed ‘diary’ compiled shows the extent of Canadian efforts to block EU plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Between 2009 and 2011 the government of Canada engaged in an unprecedented lobby effort to open up the European market to oil from its devastating tar sands.

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 June 2011

Thirteen factsheets highlighting thirteen reasons for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy, in coalition with leading Brussels NGOs.

1 May 2011

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

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

Spoof newspaper produced and published by Friends of the Earth Europe to raise awareness and engage business and EU leaders towards bold climate action at the European Business Summit.

1 April 2011

Highlights of Friends of the Earth Europe's campaigns in Brussels, key successes from our 30 member groups across Europe. Also contains financial information, capacity building projects across the network, publications, and our aims for the year ahead.

1 April 2011

This briefing reveals the hidden costs of GM crop cultivation that are being unfairly pushed onto conventional and organic sectors – risking further GMO-contamination and increased food prices.

1 March 2011

This fact sheet explains how much the global development of tar sands will magnify the climate crisis and damage the environment and development objectives.

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'.

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