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Biggest polluter at climate talks

Cyswllt Hinsawdd Affrica - The African Climate Connection

South African energy company Sasol is the world’s leader in coal-to-liquid (CTL) technology. This is the most carbon-intensive way of making petrol and diesel. Sasol’s Secunda plant produces more carbon dioxide emissions than any other single source in the world.

Fund the poor not corporations

Cyswllt Hinsawdd Affrica / The African Climate Connection 

Throughout the developing world, people are paying a terrible price for a climate crisis not of their making.

The worst droughts in over 60 years in East Africa have pushed parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland to near the point of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of more than 10 million people.

EU must lead in Durban

People standing in front of wind turbines with EU act now sign

Photo: Friends of the Earth Europe

The next series of UN climate talks kick off in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday.

All around the world millions of the poorest people are already facing the impacts of climate change, including floods, famine, and severe weather events.

We are facing a planetary emergency and have very little time left to avoid catastrophic climate change.

New climate change agreement needed

Cyswllt hinsawdd affrica. The african climate connection.

The UN climate change talks will take place in Durban, South Africa from 29 November to 9 December 2011.

Time is running out for an ambitious global deal on climate change to be agreed, as the Kyoto Protocol is due to end next year. We urgently need a follow-on agreement if we are to keep emissions under control and avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.

We want the Government to:

Goldcorp damages health in Honduras

Mother holding young child with blisters on its back

Child with a skin disorder. Photo: Madre Tierra

Madre Tierra (Friends of the Earth Honduras) has denounced the health problems in Valle de Siria caused by a subsidiary of the Canadian gold company Goldcorp.

Stop Del Monte GM pineapple

Pineapples

Photo: samurai/FreeDigitalPhotos

The Costa Rican Coordination Network on Biodiversity calling for European consumers to take action after the Costa Rican Government granted LM Veintiuno permission to expand the area cultivated with a genetically modified (GM) pineapple called “Piña Rose”.

EDF profit at customer's expense

EDF off

EDF Energy are expected to announce huge profits today as their energy bills soar.

They are one of the worst offenders for choking support for clean energy - calling for lower renewable energy targets whilst making mega bucks from nuclear.

EDF Energy has 20 percent of the UK energy market. In the UK EDF Energy owns seven nuclear power stations, two coal-fired power stations, and two gas-fired stations.

Things EDF Energy don't want you to know:

Assembly anti-incinerator lobby

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

 

Cardiff Against the Incinerator, Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign, and United Valleys Action Group would like you to tell your AM face-to-face that you don't want incinerators in Wales.

We are holding a mass rally at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 15 November 2011 at 12 pm and you will be able to voice your concerns about the proposals to build incinerators to your AM.

Cardiff Local Development Plan delayed

View of fields and trees with buildings on the distance

Greenfield land in Cardiff threatened with housing development. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On Monday 31 October Cardiff Council announced that the Local Development Plan (LDP) would be delayed for 12 months.

Land occupations in Brazil

Map of Brazil in green, with male and female peasants superimposed

Logo of Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)

The Rural Landless Peasant Movement (MST) have organized three land occupations in Rio Grande do Sul State in the south of Brazil. The occupations came as a result of the federal and state governments failing to deliver the promised agrarian reform.

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