1 March 2010

This report reveals that the Malaysian showcase company IOI Group does not live up to its environmental promises in newly established plantations in the Ketapang district – the Indonesian part of Borneo. Glossy CSR policies, engagement in multi-stakeholder initiatives and the possession of certificates from the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil do not offer proof of IOI Group’s ‘green’ credentials. Instead, Europe’s increasing demand for palm oil in food and biofuels is leading to deforestation, breaches of environmental law and land conflicts in Asia.

1 March 2010

As this report on EU budget spending in central and eastern Europe shows, there is still a vast gap between intentions to achieve positive climate objectives and the actual use of available EU money. The findings in this report describe the ongoing failure in implementing the EU’s current climate objectives, which are still low in comparison with what the EU could and should be doing in order to stop climate change. What is missing is the integration of EU climate objectives in our everyday life.

1 March 2010

This report summarises some of the main problems witnessed with tar sands extraction in Canada and presents evidence about the impacts of tar sands extraction on local peoples’ health, land rights and livelihoods, as well as on the environment. It documents which UK banks are involved in providing financial backing for tar sands, how much money they are providing, and to which oil companies.

12 December 2009

A special one-off publication produced for the UN climate talks in Copenhagen with articles about Friends of the Earth's demands for climate justice, campaigns around the world, and testimonies.

1 December 2009

A summary of the study by Stockholm Environment Institute 'Europe's share of the climate challenge - Domestic actions and international obligations to protect the planet'. The research proves for the first time that 40% domestic emissions cuts by 2020 in Europe are technically possible and financially feasible, and estimates the EU's fair share of financial contributions to developing countries.

 

1 December 2009

The majority of car advertisements are not complying with the EU Directive for fuel consumption and CO2 labeling. By analysing several case studies in 6 countries, the study gives recommendations to improve current directive implementation and future revisions.

1 November 2009

The vast majority of financial ‘experts’ advising the European Commission represent the banks and investors responsible for the global economic crisis, according to this report published by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER EU).

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 November 2009

The EU structural and cohesion funds have the potential to catalyse the transition to a low carbon economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Yet, as this latest analysis from CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe - published approaching the midpoint of the 2007-2013 programming period - reveals, this prospect still remains remote for now.

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.

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