Friends of the Earth Brisbane have released our response on the AECOM Public Environment Report for Excercise Talisman Sabre 2011, the US-Australian joint war games. TS11 is the biggest military operation outside of war and takes place in several places in Australia, including the Shoalwater Bay area in QLD, the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. The PER has no legal standing and is not an EIS. It is an elaborate green-washing exercise for a toxic and dangerous industry: militarism.
This morning over 25 concerned citizens have recreated a nature refuge at the entrance of Clive Palmer's office at 380 Queen St, Brisbane, recreating a nature refuge to let him know just what his China First coal project is costing Queensland.
With only one day of negotiations left at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s summit in Nagoya, Japan, Friends of the Earth International urgently calls on governments to reject false solutions to halt biodiversity loss, such as trading biodiversity credits and other market-based mechanisms.
On the eve of a new round of UN climate talks due to start on Monday in China, Friends of the Earth International called on developed countries to stop stalling on deep emission cuts and to collaborate with developing nations to produce a strong, just climate agreement.
Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest federation of grassroots environmental organisations, is proud to announce that its chair, Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, will be a recipient of the 2010 'Right Livelihood Award'.
The Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' will be delivered in Stockholm on December 6.
National environmental organisation Friends of the Earth (FoEA) has welcomed the call from Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young for Australia to create a new visa category for Pacific Islanders affected by climate change.
Friends of the Earth has supported today's launch of a nationwide campaign, Save the Cassowary. The endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) perches on the edge of extinction with perhaps as few as 1000 remaining in the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland.
Both Earthlife Africa and groundWork, Friends of the Earth, South Africa are disappointed with the World Bank's decision to go ahead with its loan to Eskom for it's Medupi power station. By making this decision, the World Bank has shown, quite clearly, that it has no regard for the state of the world's climate and environment, the future of South Africa, and economic principles of transparency and corruption.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. A major focus for Friends of the Earth International will be to stop destructive logging practices which are killing not only biodiversity but also the livelihoods of many millions of people around the planet. One of the solutions that we promote is known as community forest management.