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G8 must act on climate and the environment

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Commenting on the start of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland today (Monday 17 June), Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Andy Atkins said: “G8 policies are not only failing to tackle major international crises like climate change, world hunger and the trashing of our natural resources; they often make them worse.

“Proposals at this year’s summit would accelerate corporate control of the world’s food system and do little to end our fossil fuel addiction.

“The world’s richest nations must stop pursuing economic growth at any cost and build economies that allow us all to live sustainably and equitably within the planet’s limited resources.”

ENDS

For press information please contact the Friends of the Earth media team on 020 7566 1649

Press release online.

Notes to editors:

1. A Friends of the Earth briefing on the G8 Summit is available.

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