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27 November 2015

More than 140 world Heads of State will launch two weeks of climate talks in Paris on Monday, expected to deliver an unprecedented but weak global agreement which should come into effect in 2020.

Friends of the Earth International – the world's largest grassroots environmental network – does not have high expectations for the outcome of the 'COP21' United Nations Paris Climate Summit. Its members will be present in Paris to call for a transformation of our energy system. [1]

25 November 2015

Two thirds of Europe's oil refineries are ready to process ultra-high carbon tar sands, one of the most environmentally devastating fuels in production, according to a comprehensive report on Europe's refining industry released today.

20 November 2015

Representatives of the more than half a million EU citizens who signed the #NatureAlert campaign, flanked by giant animals, handed over a colourful 'cheque' to EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella this morning, calling on him to save and enforce vital EU nature protection laws.

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