Friends of the Earth International calls for solidarity #WithSyria ahead of third anniversary of the conflict
March 15 marks the third anniversary of the Syria crisis. Friends of the Earth International is joining #WithSyria, and with millions of people and other organizations across the globe, to shed light on the desperate situation and urge immediate and unfettered access for humanitarian aid to protect the millions of innocent children and families now under siege. The world can no longer remain indifferent to their plight.
The Honduran state is failing to protect peaceful protestors. Communities in the Rio Blanco area have been protesting a proposed hydroelectric dam on their lands since the project was first tabled. These environmental and human rights defenders have been subjected to persecution, detention, threats, kidnappings and killings. María Santos Domínguez, is the co-ordinator of the Organización del Consejo Indígena del Río Blanco y del Sector Norte de Intibucá (Indigenous Council of Río Blanco and the North of Intibucá). She and her family were brutally attacked last week because of their activism against the dam. Sign the petition below to insist that the Honduran government investigates the attack and works to protect human rights defenders.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 10, 2014 – Friends of the Earth International commended a groundbreaking report presented today by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. The report calls for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. 
Russian Socio-Ecological Union demands the abolishment of the unreasonable sentence of Evgeny Vitishko and an end to persecution of environmental activists in the North Caucasus
On February 12, 2014 a verdict against a well known environmental activist Evgeny Vitishko entered into force. Evgeny is a member of the Board of Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (Ecovachta)- member organization of the Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU). We believe that this is a glaring case of an activist being persecuted for his environmental activities. Also, in Russia, and in particular in Sochi, persecution of environmental activists who oppose the destruction of nature in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympics continues.
Milieudefensie / FoE Netherlands: Harmful shale gas deal between Shell and Yanukovych must be halted
AMSTERDAM, 25 February 2014 – Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth Netherlands calls on Shell to break off a shale gas deal with Ukraine because of environmental damage and strong suspicions of corruption.
The violence must end in Ukraine. Friends of the Earth Europe expresses its solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine and all the victims of violence.
Statement anti-fracking coalition South Africa
Friends of the Earth Japan: America and Europe Move Away from Coal but Japan Continues to Support the World's Biggest Coal-Fired Power Plants
Japanese Environmental NGOs say NO to Japan Bank for International Cooperation's coal financing!
WASHINGTON DC, 30 January 2014 – Commenting on the news that the US National Security Agency spied on climate negotiators at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit , Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International Climate Justice and Energy coordinator said: “This scandal may be the straw that broke the camels' back. President Obama must put an end to surveillance activities and stop undermining the UN climate negotiations.”
Put pressure on Sri Lankan authorities to strengthen environmental protection for the ancient Nilgala forest
Sri Lanka's ancient Nilgala forest is being ripped up to make room for cash crops. Put pressure on Sri Lankan authorities to strengthen environmental protection for this precious area.