hello friends far and wide!
Friends of the Earth International is made up of the activities and actions of our 69 member groups, and it is our mission to support and strengthen their work at the local level. These groups mobilize people, resist socially and environmentally damaging projects and policies, and help to transform their societies in tens of countries around the world. Their local work in turn allows us to campaign on the regional and international levels, and to seek political support for the rights of people everywhere to sustainable livelihoods and for social, economic, gender and environmental justice.
What will you find in this report?
You can read more about who we are, and our vision and mission. Interesting and facts and figures about our diverse network can be found in did you know.
If you’re curious, you can read about our strategic plan: how we are growing, evolving and becoming stronger through our campaign, membership, communications, funding and learning strategies.
You can read about our international campaign victories-- for example how we succeeded in getting some corporations to shape up their shoddy behavior and how we mobilized resistance the introduction of dangerous GMO food around the world. Or about our member group's successes on the national level -- for example how FoE Cameroon worked with the Bagyeli people to safeguard their territories during the construction of a mega-pipeline, and how FoE Paraguay assisted in the passing of a new law in which access to water is recognized as a human right.
You can read about how our membership support fund strengthens our groups and campaigns through network development, capacity building; staff and community exchanges; alliance building; and increasing participation in international campaigns.
And last but not least, you can see how our local, national and international work is supported by our generous funders and individual donors in our summary financial report.
We would love your feedback about this new report format, and about our work in general, so please do not hesitate to contact us!
With friendly greetings,
Friends of the Earth International Chair