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Minnamata Convention on contaminated sites in Northland

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 9:30 am | Friends Of The Earth

On the 19 october 2013 the NZgovt joined 140 other countries in signing the Minnamata Convention on Mercury - a binding international agreement to stop the global contamination of this metal. In a press release Minister for Environment Amy Adams said More >>

California Cap-and-trade Could Endanger Rainforest Peoples

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:15 pm | Friends Of The Earth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Under California’s new cap-and-trade program, the state is considering allowing a controversial form of carbon credits that have been rejected by the European Union as ineffective and potentially harmful to rainforests in developing ... More >>

Customary Land Rights in Papua New Guinea loses to Mine

Monday, 23 May 2011, 11:08 am | Friends Of The Earth

A recent landmark decision of the National Court that gives Porgera Joint Venture Company exclusive rights of occupancy to its Special Mining Lease (SML) could affect thousands of landowners living in major resource development project areas throughout ... More >>

Lynas Must Reveal details of Malaysian Rare Earths Facility

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 11:01 am | Friends Of The Earth

This Friday 20th May residents of Kuantan and other groups will hold a solidarity walk to the Australian High Commission in Malaysia against Lynas Pty Ltd. More >>

Niger Delta: Group Slams Shell On Gas Flaring

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:13 am | Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), an international federation of environmental rights advocacy groups, says despite promises made by Shell, an Anglo-Dutch super oil and gas major, to stop flaring the 'associated' gas released in oil production ... More >>

Australia/NZ fail to meet Pacific 'call to action'

Friday, 7 August 2009, 10:35 am | Friends Of The Earth

Cairns, AUSTRALIA. At the conclusion of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) today in Cairns, the Australia and New Zealand governments are clearly not prepared to step up to the challenge on climate change which they have claim to have agreed with Pacific ... More >>

Rudd, Clark must act on climate displacement

Monday, 18 August 2008, 3:04 pm | Friends Of The Earth

Over 100 representatives of non-government organisations from across the Asia-Pacific - including the main Pacific peak bodies and NGOs - have made an urgent call for Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark to do more to help the Pacific with ... More >>

Rudd and Clark must act on climate displacement

Sunday, 17 August 2008, 3:22 pm | Friends Of The Earth

Over 100 representatives of non-government organisations from across the Asia-Pacific - including the main Pacific peak bodies and NGOs - have made an urgent call for Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark to do more to help the Pacific with ... More >>

Human Rights: Self Determination Not Intervention

Monday, 10 December 2007, 10:41 am | Friends Of The Earth

Australia's most significant and unresolved human rights issues will be discussed at a public forum on the NT Intervention and the struggle for Indigenous Peoples justice at Melbourne Town Hall tonight to mark World Human Rights Day. More >>

Melbourne Radio-active vigil continues

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 10:31 am | Friends Of The Earth

Highlighting the dangerous nature of the federal government plans to impose a nuclear dump in the Northern Territory, community activists locked to a one tonne barrel of “nuclear waste” have maintained a presence at the front doors of the Liberal ... More >>

No nukes white elephant pays visit to BHP Billiton

Monday, 29 October 2007, 11:56 am | Friends Of The Earth

Photo opportunity: A 9.5m long and 5.5 m high inflatable white elephant - ‘Ziggy’ will be at BHP Billiton, 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (QV Building), between 8:30 and 9:00am Monday 29th October. More >>

BHP Billiton AGM Coincides With Nat. Water Week

Thursday, 25 October 2007, 3:10 pm | Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth, Australia (FoE) is calling on BHP Billiton to address its massive, unsustainable water extraction for the Roxby Downs uranium mine in South Australia. More >>

PM's Nuclear Waste Push Biffs Democracy Out Window

Monday, 3 September 2007, 1:54 pm | Friends Of The Earth

PM Howard is being called upon stop trying to impose a nuclear waste dump on an indigenous community in the NT and scrap the flawed and undemocratic process the Federal Government have using to push their nuclear waste dump proposal. More >>

N Korea test exposes myth of the 'peaceful atom'

Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 9:45 am | Friends Of The Earth

Reports that North Korea has conducted a nuclear weapon test are of grave concern with regard to international nuclear proliferation and regional stability. More >>

Climate 'Partnership' a Con Job

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 2:39 pm | Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth, Australia (FoEA) rejects the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate as a thinly-veiled attempt by some of the world's worst greenhouse polluters to destroy the Kyoto Protocol. More >>

IPA calls Australia to adapt to Climate Change

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 10:54 am | Friends Of The Earth

The old adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is a lesson to be well applied to the current debate on climate change adaptation: yet last night’s 7:30 Report highlighted the profound illogic of the IPA’s position on climate change. More >>

New EU Moratorium on GM Cultivation

Monday, 25 July 2005, 9:41 am | Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth Europe -- This article says that EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas has ordered a temporary halt on all new applications for genetically modified (GM) crop cultivation until the issues of coexistence and adventitious presence ... More >>

Urge Your Govt to Support Nuke Disarmament

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 9:11 am | Friends Of The Earth

Urge Your Govt to Support Nuke Disarmament at Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review May 2-27 More >>

Carbon Forum Does Not Deliver

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 11:14 am | Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth Australia is disappointed that the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum currently running in Melbourne has delivered nothing new for the people and environment of Australia. “The official communiqué from this forum has no mention ... More >>

Stealing our Water - Implications of GATS on water

Tuesday, 20 November 2001, 12:22 am | Friends Of The Earth

A number of governments of the world's richest countries are pushing for expansion of global negotiations to liberalise trade in services in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This is being done through an agreement called the General Agreement on Trade ... More >>

 

 

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