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.

Clean Development Mechanism exposed

Dec. 5, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Press at the entrance to the climate convention’s media center here were treated this morning to an unexpected press conference on the so-called Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the world’s biggest carbon offsets market.

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Tower of Babel needed at climate talks

Dec. 3, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

For many years, developing country parties have expressed deep frustration and disappointment with the Global Environment Facility – otherwise known as the GEF. The G77 and China (representing over 130 developing countries) have been crystal...

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Dispatch from Poland: The Outline

Dec. 2, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

We arrived this past weekend in Poznan, Poland to attend the 14th annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as the 14th Conference of Parties. Official representatives – or “delega...

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Help us fight new nukes in the U.S.

Nov. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

For the first time in decades, the nuclear power industry is considering building new nuclear reactors in the United States. They claim that nuclear power is a solution to global warming, but that’s just not true. Indeed, nuclear power costs...

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Climate change disclosure in SEC filings

Nov. 18, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Automobile, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, and Utilities Companies This report is Friends of the Earth’s fifth annual review of climate change reporting in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings of automobile, manufacturi...

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