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Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) is one of Both ENDS' partners in the Dutch Soy Coalition. The Dutch Soy Coalition consists of 10 Dutch environmental- and development aid organisations that are committed to working together to increase sustainability in the international soy chain.
Milieudefensie is a member of the Palm Oil Platform (POP). POP is a platform that allows various Dutch civil society organisations to work together to solve environmental- and social problems caused by the production and consumption of palm oil. Both ENDS holds the Secretariat position in this organisation.
added value of partnership
The soy problem is complex and requires a comprehensive approach, using input from different fields. Both ENDS performs as Secretariat and coordinates joint activities, making sure to optimally utilise the collaboration, knowledge sharing and complementarities of the various organizations within the coalition.
Partner in the Fair, Green and Global Alliance
Both ENDS is co-plaintiff in the climate lawsuit being brought by Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth The Netherlands) against Shell to stop the company from causing harm to the climate. Shell has known about the severity of the climate problem for many years but continues with the climate-polluting extraction of oil and gas. By doing so, it undermines efforts to achieve the climate goals. Companies have a responsibility not to cause serious harm to society and the climate. Because Shell refuses to take that responsibility itself, we are taking the company to court. In brief, we demand that Shell has zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adapts its activities to be fully aligned with the climate goals in the Paris Agreement.
Together with civil society organisations from all over the world, the Fair Green and Global (FGG) Alliance aims for socially just, inclusive and environmentally sustainable societies in the Netherlands and the Global South.
Press release / 11 November 2020
Since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, rich countries have provided almost 50 times as much export support for fossil fuel related projects as for clean energy projects in four African countries. This is the conclusion of a report written by five environmental organisations from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda, in cooperation with Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Both ENDS. The rich countries insured energy projects with a total value of 11 billion US dollars through their export credit agencies (ECAs). More than half of this export support is related to fossil fuels. Only 1% went to sustainable renewable energy.
Publication / 11 November 2020
Press release / 12 February 2019
Amsterdam, 12 February 2019 - Fossil fuel giant Royal Dutch Shell is facing legal action from environmental and human rights organisations if it fails to align its growth plans with global climate goals aimed at averting catastrophic global warming.
External link / 31 May 2018
In 2017 Both ENDS stepped up its efforts to stop the Dutch government from supporting the fossil fuel industry. Phasing out fossil fuels is key to achieving the goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement. To Both ENDS, there is another reason: fossil fuel-related projects often have disastrous effects for the poorest people in the Global South.
Publication / 29 June 2017