Climate Change

International Climate - resources

Tackling greenhouse gas emissions to prevent dangerous climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

Climate change is not only an environmental challenge; it's fundamentally about:

  • Ending poverty
  • Development
  • Environmental and social justice.

International action on climate change will only work practically and politically if it's fair and gives due regard to the priorities of developing countries pursuing sustainable development and poverty reduction.

These are the basic principles of climate justice.

Did you know?

  • Rich developed countries make up just 15% of the world's population, but are historically responsible for 75% of global CO2 emissions.
  • The poorest 10% of the world's people have contributed less than 1% of these emissions.

Friends of the Earth is campaigning for a strong and just climate agreement at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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See resources and further reading below

Bonn reports and briefings

Reports and briefings from the 2013 climate talks in Bonn

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Stopping dirty energy

A collection of resources for our dirty energy campaign

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Doha reports and briefings

Reports and briefings from the climate talks in Doha

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Bangkok reports and briefings

Reports and briefings from the Bangkok 2012 climate talks

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Rio+20 reports and briefings

Reports and briefings about the Rio+20 UN conference

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Durban reports and briefings

Reports and briefings from the climate talks

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Climate talks in Panama - October 2011

An assessment of the negotiations

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Reckless gamblers

Inaction is increasing the risk of dangerous climate change

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Briefings from the climate talks - 2010

The most important information on the UN climate talks in 2010

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Report on carbon trading - 2009

The Government's flawed obsession with the carbon market

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Offsetting: A dangerous distraction - 2009

Why offsetting is failing climate and people

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Cancun reports and briefs - December 2010

Reports and briefs from the climate talks

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Bangkok briefs - April 2011

Analysis from the UN negotiations

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Bonn briefs - June 2011

Detailed briefings in key issue areas

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