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Rio green summit dismissed as hoax that achieved nothing

Published on The Independent website on Saturday 23rd June 2012 By Michael Mccarthy

The UN’s Rio Plus 20 summit on sustainable development ended yesterday amid a torrent of criticism from environment and development campaigners, who said the colossal, three-day international meeting had achieved nothing.

More than 50,000 policy-makers, environmentalists and business leaders from […]

Save the Mabira Forest in Uganda

Arched tree in the Mabira forest. Credit: S.A.Perez (Flickr)

Call on the Ugandan government to reverse its disastrous plan to turn the Mabira forest into a sugarcane plantation.

The government of Uganda is about to give away more than 7000 hectares (17000 acres) of the Mabira rainforest to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda which […]

FOE 40 Years on - A Celebration in pictures

Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest global grassroots federation of environmental groups, today marked 40 years of ‘mobilisation, resistance and transformation’. The group was founded in 1971 in Roslagen, Sweden, by environmental activists from France, Sweden, the UK and the US who saw the need for an organisation that would address wider […]