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Throughout its 45 plus-year history, Friends of the Earth has done extensive policy analysis and reports for all of our campaigns. Below, you can find an archive of policy reports.
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This groundbreaking report rigorously examines claims that nanotechnology will allow for continued economic growth and resource use while minimizing environmental impacts, showing that to date nanotechnology has failed to make good on these promises.
This report highlights our concerns with using synthetic biology to develop next-generation fuels. Synthetic biology is a dangerous, untested, unregulated technology that threatens the environment and public health.
Green Scissors 2010 identifies more than $200 billion in wasteful government spending that is damaging to the environment and harmful to consumers.
This June 2010 report by Friends of the Earth U.S. examines the various, and often contradictory, roles the World Bank is playing in relation to global efforts to address the climate crisis
This guide outlines ten different ways in which schemers can game carbon trading systems and shows how markets contaminated with carbon offsets are especially prone to corruption and fraud.
Authored by cruise industry expert, Ross Klein, this report looks at all aspects of the cruise industry -- from its pollution streams to its history of environmental violations to the modest number of environmental laws that govern it -- and recommends wi
Nanomaterials are already being used (unlabelled) in hundreds of consumer products including sunscreens and cosmetics. This report explains why this is reason for concern.
This report is one of the first critical analyses to characterize carbon trading as a massive new derivatives market and . It finds that existing financial regulations, as well as those proposed in major cap-and-trade bills, would be inadequate and could
This evaluation by Doug Koplow of EarthTrack for Friends of the Earth estimates the costs of the Renewable Fuel Standard and the various biofuel tax credits.
Hundreds of consumer products incorporating nanomaterials are on the market. Many of these contain nano-silver. This report highlights the potential environmental and human health risks.