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mission

mission statement

Friends of the Earth International is a global federation of national environmental organizations that aims to:

  • protect the earth against further deterioration and repair damage inflicted upon the environment by human activities and negligence;
  • preserve the earth's ecological, cultural and ethnic diversity; increase public participation and democratic decision-making, both of which are vital to the protection of the environment and the sound management of natural resources;
  • achieve social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities for men and women on the local, national, regional and international levels;
  • promote environmentally sustainable development on the local, national, regional and global levels.

Farmers join anti-GM food rally in London in October 2003.

Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 68 diverse national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.

With approximately one million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

Our decentralized and democratic structure allows all member groups to participate in decision-making. Our international positions are informed and strengthened by our work with communities, and our alliances with indigenous peoples, farmers’movements, trade unions, human rights groups and others.

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