Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:52
By Bill Waren, senior trade analyst, Friends of the Earth US
Friends of the Earth is disappointed but not surprised with what President Obama had to say in his State of the Union address about the environmentally-destructive Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Nor were we astonished that the reaction of most Members of Congress was unenthusiastic.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 19/01/2016 - 11:31
Big energy companies have sought to "open up" Victoria to onshore gas drilling and fracking--putting prime farmland and water resources at risk. Regional communities around the state have said "no" to risky unconventional gas extraction.
On the other side of the coin, the Federal government has sabotaged our renewable energy sector by cutting the national Renewable Energy Target by 20%. The federal government's attack on renewables has resulted in a 90% decrease in investment and 2,500 people losing their jobs.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 12:35
How to write a submission for the Federal Senate inquiry into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia
After his shock in visiting communities affected by gasfield developments in southern Queensland, Senator Glenn Lazarus has successfully campaigned for the establishment of a Senate Select Committee to inquire into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 14/12/2015 - 09:12
Paris climate negotiations. What was it like? What's next?
Ursula Rakova, the director of Tulele Peisa, responsible for relocating Carteret Island families forced to move to Bougainville because of climate change, has gained international recognition for her work.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 23/11/2015 - 21:16
The personal fortunes of the 782 wealthiest people on the planet, many CEOs of major corporations, could power Africa, Latin America and most of Asia with 100% renewable energy by 2030, said Friends of the Earth International in a new report released today. 
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 26/10/2015 - 10:19
BONN, GERMANY, October 23, 2015 – The final preparation session for December’s global climate summit in Paris is ending in disappointment and disarray today in Bonn.
The weak negotiation text, which is largely favorable to developed countries, points to a shockingly inadequate deal at the Paris talks. Developing countries opposed a non-transparent process, after an attempt to remove observers from some negotiation rooms.