Friends of the Earth Europe, based in Brussels, unites more than 30 national Friends of the Earth organizations with thousands of local groups.

europe meetingFriends of the Earth Europe has five main program areas:


  • Economic Justice, taking on lobbying power at the EU and the role of European transnationals in the world, and campaigning on plantations and extractive industries.
  • Climate and Energy, leading the European Big Ask campaign that pushes for year-on-year national targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, and coordinating European engagement in international campaigning at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. FoE Europe also campaigns on car fuel efficiency.
  • Food and Biodiversity, defending the region from GMOs and both Europe and other regions from the expansion of agrofuels production. Also exploring the global impacts of feeding and fuelling Europe.
  • Resources, Consumption, and Waste, addressing ways of minimizing Europe’s impact on the rest of the world.
  • Network development and capacity building, strengthening member groups in the region and fostering regional collaborations between groups.


In 2009, FoE member groups from Europe hosted coordinators for the FoEI Climate Justice & Energy Program, the FoEI Economic Justice-Resisting Neoliberalism Program, and the FoEI Corporates Campaign.


Read about Friends of the Earth Europe's main achievements in 2009 in all of these areas on these pages!


You can download FoE Europe's 2009 annual report here:

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