Brussels/Amsterdam, 9 October 2007 - Green campaigners warned today that proposals for certifying palm oil as sustainable are flawed. As the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) presented proposals to label sustainable palm oil, Friends of the Earth groups staged an installation of screaming tree stumps outside the meeting in Brussels, representing the current environmental violations caused by producing palm oil.
8th October, Brussels - The US authorities have failed to identify how unlicensed genetically modified (GM) rice seriously contaminated the food chain last August. Bayer CropScience, the company who owns the GM rice, will not face any legal action by the US government. Friends of the Earth Europe is calling on national governments and the European Commission to demand that the US urgently tightens up its safety procedures to prevent future GM contamination incidents.
Brussels, October 5th 2007 - Big European companies such as Alcatel, Siemens, Total, Maersk and Rolls-Royce, and a number of timber companies, are still doing business with Burma - despite the Burmese junta's human rights violations and environmental destruction, Friends of the Earth Europe revealed today. The group demands that European governments and the European Commission forbid European companies from trading with Burma, as voluntary CSR policies and warnings from the United Nations are doing nothing to curb their trade with the regime.
Brussels, 2 October 2007 - Hopes of curtailing the rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector have been hampered by the European Parliament's environment committee, say environmental groups Transport & Environment, WWF, Friends of the Earth and Climate Action Network.
Brussels, 27 September 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe has warned that US President George Bush aims to undermine the ongoing UN climate negotiations by hosting a meeting of major greenhouse gas emitters in Washington today and tomorrow. Bush is expected to promote only voluntary targets for cutting emissions, instead of legally binding targets within a Kyoto-based international agreement.
Brussels, September 26th - Friends of the Earth Europe today released The Exxon Files - an animation spoof exposing how oil giant ExxonMobil is working to prevent action on climate change. The cartoon's website, www.exxon-files.eu, asks people to add their support to a formal complaint about the company's misleading advertising.
Brussels, 19 September 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe today accused the European Union of ignoring key warnings about the environmental and social problems of agrofuels - also called biofuels. The environmental group today published a list of recent cautions from prominent organisations and launched an email campaign urging the public to write to their politicians.
Atyrau, Brussels, Paris, Prague, Rome 13 September 2007 - A coalition of NGOs monitoring the detrimental impacts of the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan today urged the European Commission, the Italian government and public and private financial institutions to conduct a full environmental social and health impact assessment of the Kashagan oil field development before restarting operations.
Brussels, 11 September 2007 - Today Friends of the Earth Europe called for the EU to scrap its target for using plant-based agrofuels for transport, after a leaked paper revealed the OECD's  grave concerns about their social and environmental effects.
4 September 2007, Strasbourg - Current proposals to include aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme will have very little impact on aviation's contribution to climate change, a new report by leading climate scientists warns today. Friends of the Earth, which commissioned the research, is urging the EU to substantially strengthen its ETS proposals, and is calling for additional measures to curb the growth in flights.