Forum Invitation: Discussion of Hungarian OPs

2014.11.13.
The final phase of the Hungarian OP plans are being discussed at our open forum by consultants of the respective government agencies and Friends of the Earth Hungary programme managers.
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World and European leaders failing own targets to protect nature

2014.10.07.
As the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has started in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, Friends of the Earth Europe published a press release on the crunch meeting to demand "urgent and effective action".
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FOE South Africa Reflects on Nelson Mandela

2013.12.09.

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

Environmental justice activist, Director of groundWork, FOE SA Bobby Peak pays homage to the great freedom fighter.

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Appeal to the Citizens and Institutions of Ukraine

2013.12.04.
Violence and brutality of the riot police against peaceful protesters has been continuing in the Ukraine since late November, when president Yanukovych backed away from a pact that would deepen the economic ties of the former Soviet republic with the EU — a pact that surveys showed was supported by nearly half the country's people.
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2013.11.29.
MTVSZ-Friends of the Earth Hungary, along with the local office of Bankwatch Network held two awareness-raising actions in the past few weeks.
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Environmental Injustices and Human Rights Abuses in Palestine Under the Israeli Occupation

2013.10.22.

A high-level Friends of the Earth International visit to Friends of the Earth Palestine (also known as PENGON) concluded on October 13th, when FOEI chair Jagoda Munic presented a report during a press conference in Ramallah.

The report, "Environmental injustice and violations of the Israeli occupation of Palestine” documents some of the environmental injustice that a Friends of the Earth International delegation observed in 2012.

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Petition for Shell to Clean up its Mess In Nigeria

2013.10.21.
Two years after the United Nations Environment Programme issued a list of concrete recommendations that Shell and the Nigerian government should carry out to clean up the heavy contamination the oil giant caused in Ogoniland, the land is still devastated. Friends of the Earth groups around the world call on you to help speed up the action by signing the international petition below.
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Far From Being Intimidated

2013.01.23.

"The resistance will continue” in Santa Cruz Barillas
This Thursday, the peasants of the Guatemalan municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, in Huehuetenango department, released on January 10 after more than eight months of being arbitrarily imprisoned, will tour through the capital of the country to denounce the abuses suffered and demand Hidro Santa Cruz company, in charge of the Santa Cruz hydroelectric project, to leave their territories.

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High levels of toxic mercury found in skin whitening creams available in Sri Lanka

2013.01.23.

January 21st 2013, It was decided to ban use of mercury in soap and cosmetics, CFL bulbs and phase out range of items such as Mercury Thermometers, blood pressure apparatus etc., by 2020. This is possible under the Minamata’ Convention Agreed by Nations during the International Mercury negotiation’s just ended in Geneva. Meanwhile, Centre for Environmental Justice found very high levels of mercury in skin whitening creams widely available in the Sri Lanka Market.

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Christmas greeting

2012.12.20.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Clean, green EU Spending is possible

2012.10.18.

New map highlights European regional spending that works for environment and people

A new publication released today documenting EU Cohesion Policy spending during the 2007-2013 period highlights how in times of economic and environmental crisis, Cohesion Policy can guide investments that are sustainable, innovative and really benefit the public. CEE Bankwatch Network, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF published today a map showing where European regional spending has triggered environmental protection and sustainable development [1] – including public transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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