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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

To Ban Ki-moon: Champion public funds for climate finance, fight greenwashing of green bonds

Sep. 26, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth, Issue Briefs / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Karen orenstein

In light of this week's U.N. General Assembly and Climate Summit, 118 groups from 37 countries urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (1) to ensure that private finance is not counted as international climate finance, and (2) to work against the...

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Robin Hood to Ban Ki-moon: I can show you the money!

Sep. 14, 2014 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein, Jeff Conant / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Jeff conant, Karen orenstein, Wall street

Among the surging crowds of hundreds of thousands of folks at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York, you will see marchers in pointy green felt hats, and if you are lucky, a fully garbed Robin Hood replete with green tights,...

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Deducting the cost of disaster

Sep. 8, 2014 / Posted by: Lukas Ross / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

What sort of thoughts come to mind when you think about BP’s Deepwater Horizon? Do you think greed-fueled nightmare? Do you think out of work fisherman? Or do you think giant, undeserved tax deduction? Now that a federal judge in Louisiana ...

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