affected peoples and impacted communities
The people of the Global South and Indigenous Peoples worldwide are most vulnerable to climate change. This is because their livelihoods are intimately tied to the land and water, to the diversity of their ecosystems and to their traditional knowledge about these resources.
This knowledge is a fundamental element of the sustainable societies we need to build, and it is now severely threatened by the climate crisis. Friends of the Earth International provides public and political spaces for affected peoples to share their experiences and demand climate justice for their communities.
- working together with indigenous peoples in the fight for climate justice
- FoE Latin America and the Caribbean is developing activities together with the Movement of Victims and People Affected by Climate Change to strengthen the capacity of indigenous peoples and environmentalists to shape the climate change agenda.
- honduras: foei conference on the impacts of climate change
- In November 2008, we organized a two-day pre-conference to share experiences about the impacts of climate change and to strengthen resistance to the expansion of mining in communities’ territories.
- Brazil: how to live well in the city (in times of climate chaos and peak oil)
- Friends of the Earth Brazil / Núcleo Amigos da Terra ran a project to build, support and publicize community-level initiatives to address climate change and the energy crisis in the city of Porto Alegre.