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.

Copenhagen Video Blog

Dec. 8, 2009 / Posted by: KTrout / Categories: Blog

Our team in Copenhagen is creating video updates to give you a first-hand peak at what's happening at the climate negotiations. Check out for more updates and ways to take action!

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Copenhagen Climate Summit Opens: What's at Stake?

Dec. 7, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

By Nick Berning (cross-posted from Open Left) Hi from Copenhagen, where a crucial round of negotiations aimed at yielding a solution to global climate change began this morning. I’m here with three -- soon to be five -- colleagues from Frien...

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Copenhagen Day 1: Monday, December 7

Dec. 7, 2009 / Posted by: AKitlas / Categories: Blog

Day 1: Monday, December 7 Nick provides a brief and clear overview of what's at stake -- from a scientific and social justice perspective -- in efforts to yield a solution to global climate change. Check it out here.

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Don't let Chrysler bail on its electric vehicle promises

Nov. 13, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Chrysler, the recipient of $15.3 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout money -- granted in part because of its promise to invest in electric vehicle technology -- has just announced it is scrapping its plans for producing large volumes of electric ca...

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Rich countries scheme to ditch Kyoto targets

Nov. 6, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

The final negotiating days before Copenhagen just wrapped up today in Barcelona. At this point, prospects for reaching a meaningful international climate agreement in December are dim. Wealthy countries continue to refuse to make strong commitment...

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Africa stands up for binding targets

Nov. 3, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

African negotiators at the UN climate talks in Barcelona refused to continue formal discussions about all other issues until wealthy countries live up to their legal and moral responsibility to commit to deep emissions reductions.

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