1 November 2009

This analysis of EU biofuel policy highlights the failure of EU law to account for the environmental impact of indirect land use change when calculating the greenhouse gas benefits of biofuels meaning there is a substantial risk that current EU biofuel policy will cause more harm than good.

The report also warns that current EU legislation fails to address the risks to biodiversity and to vulnerable communities in some of the poorest regions of the world.

1 October 2009

Despite progress in recent years countries across the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom (UK), are continuing to dispose of significant amounts of valuable recyclable materials to landfill or incineration. This analysis examines this disposal in more depth, in an attempt to provide a reasonable estimate of the amount of different recyclable materials that is lost through landfilling or incineration. The study then estimates the value of these lost materials, and the climate change benefits that could have been gained by recycling these materials.

1 September 2009

Is the World Trade Organisation blocking progress in the fight against climate change? This is the question at the origin of this legal analysis. Politicians often invoke the WTO as a powerful supranational institution that prevents them from taking any 'market unfriendly' measures. With this legal analysis we intend to correct this distorted picture of WTO rules, and demonstrate that WTO rules provide adequate flexibility for national policy makers to take bold and necessary measures to meet the climate change challenge.

1 September 2009

The nuclear industry is trying to make a come back by claiming to be a solution for the world's rapidly increasing demand for energy over the last decades and the threat of a dramatic climate change. This report highlights the current PR-war being fought by the nuclear lobby to advertise the unproven and false statements claiming that: nuclear safety problems have been solved; solutions for a safe nuclear waste disposal exist; and proliferation could be kept under control

1 September 2009

Many of the problems that threaten mankind's survival on the planet result from the increased consumption of energy, water and raw materials, the increased production of waste and emissions and the increased human use of land area. This report provides evidence on current trends in resource use in different world regions and its environmental and social impacts.

1 June 2009

Highlights of Friends of the Earth Europe's campaigns in Brussels, key successes from our 31 member groups across Europe and some of the best moments from the first year of our Europe-wide Big Ask climate campaign. Also contains financial information, capacity building projects across the network, publications, and our aims for the year ahead.

1 June 2009

This report from the Green10 group of environmental organisations working at EU level examines the environmental record of the outgoing European Commission which it concludes is worringly off target. It examines successes and failures of the Commission in 12 policy areas that impact the environment, and sets out a checklist for the next Commission.

1 June 2009

A report on oil giant Shell and its colossal contribution to global climate change and dirty forms of energy. The research illuminates the corporate strategy and lobbying tactics of Chief Executive Jeron van der Veer.

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 May 2009

This research report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to provide an overview of all forms of public money spent on the production and primary processing of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) in France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the European Union since early 2004. Public money includes research and development, investment and other subsidies; export credits and guarantees; tax rebates and reductions; bilateral development aid and other forms of financial incentives.

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