What’s Wrong with Net-Zero by 2050?

"Net-zero” is premised on unjust, inequitable, and scientific processes and assumptions; and 2050 is too late.

FOE USDA Climate Comments

Friends of the Earth U.S., on behalf of 2.8 million members and supporters in the United States, is pleased to present these comments in response to USDA’s Request for Public Comment on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

FOE Opposition to Growing Climate Solutions Act

Why the “Growing Climate Solutions Act” Will Fail Farmers, Harm Frontline Communities, and Exacerbate the Climate Crisis

Renewable Electricity Standard sign-on letter

On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, we, the undersigned 666 organizations—including climate, environmental and energy justice, democracy, faith, Indigenous, and racial justice groups—urge you to pass a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in the infrastructure package and reject gas and other false climate solutions to address the climate emergency.

Growing Climate Solutions Act Opposition Letter (2)

This legislation aims to build a framework for broad-scale development of carbon markets and to pave the way for a national cap-and-trade program. We oppose these carbon schemes for the reasons discussed below.

Letter on CLEAN Future Act

The CLEAN Future Act (H.R. 1512) is a prime example of the type of half-measure we must avoid. The CES in the newly proposed bill is defined broadly enough to allow “natural” gas (fossil gas), biomass, and nuclear power to qualify.

Growing Climate Solutions Act Opposition Letter

We, the undersigned organizations, encourage you to oppose the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020 (S. 3894/H.R. 7393).

Dirty Secrets in Pallone’s “Clean Energy” Plan

This framework should really be called the Dirty Future Act. In every way possible, Pallone’s proposal fails to address the climate crisis, which is extremely disappointing considering the congressman considers himself to be an environmental leader.

The Great REDD Gamble

This alternative approach has already been proposed to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the Bolivian government on the basis of the conclusions of the 2010 World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. The seeds of change have already been sown. Now it is time to ditch risky REDD for known community approaches that are effective, ethical and equitable.

Open Letter Opposing REDD (Acre)

California wants to approve the incorporation of REDD+ offsets in its carbon cap-and-trade programme without hearing from the parties that would be affected by REDD+ activities.