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

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 March 2011

A report setting out constructive arguments for the EU incorporating social and environmental criteria in the new standards brought about through Basel III. The report explores the impacts of the standards on banks’ risk management, decision making processes and financial stability and looks at how the regulation can stimulate the financial sector to contribute to a more ecologically and socially sustainable, economically just and peaceful world.



1 March 2011

A report looking at the role Banks and other financial institutions play in allocating financial resources, drawing importance on banks actively assessing and managing their impact on social and environmental sustainability in order to serve, rather than harm the public interest.

 

 

 

 

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 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.

1 February 2011

 

Today, energy savings is a purely voluntary policy that European countries have largely ignored. Friends of the Earth groups around Europe are calling for binding EU energy saving targets, and strong and social policies at the local and national level to ensure that every country contributes to saving energy.

1 December 2010

Growing demand for meat, animal feeds and agrofuels in Europe is contributing to the continued destruction of the Amazon and Cerrado habitats in Brazil. 'From Forest to Fork' takes the most recent data available and finds that the European Union is the fourth biggest global importer of Brazilian meat and one of the main markets for Brazilian soy. It calls for Europe to reduce its dependence on imported soy animal feeds and meat.

1 December 2010

The much-touted biofuel crop jatropha isneither a profitable nor a sustainable investment, according to this report.

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