Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka is celebrating a recent court victory that will dramatically reduce the amount of lead in paints made and imported into Sri Lanka.
Friends of the Earth International, October 2011: Friends of the Earth International promotes the respect and enforcement of community rights as a means to resist corporate power and create social change. Our member groups around the world are working closely with local communities, demanding a just transition towards sustainable rural and urban societies, in contrast to the current profit-driven, neoliberal paradigm. This report focuses on campaigns that have the defence and enforcement of community rights at the heart of their struggles.
Friends of the Earth International, May 2011: The Swiss transnational Holcim, one of the biggest cement producers in the world, has gradually expanded its presence in Latin America, which has also increased the environmental and social conflicts produced by its activities.