Drilling platforms, pipelines and large-scale mines cause environmental disasters, intensify social conflicts and are often associated with severe human right violations. Through the large-scale pollution of land, air and water, people lose their livelihoods and develop health problems.
We work at local, national and international levels to support communities in their struggle against these problems. We advocate an end to subsidies from publicly-funded institutions to oil, gas and mining projects. And we challenge the world's governments to redirect their support towards economic alternatives that could take us towards equitable and sustainable societies.
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- Human rights defenders in Honduras need protection
- The Honduran state is failing its peaceful protestors. Communities in the Rio Blanco area have been protesting a proposed hydroelectric dam on their lands since the project was first tabled. These environmental and human rights defenders have been subjected to persecution, detention, threats, kidnappings, killings and attempted killings. María Santos Domínguez, is the co-ordinator of the Organización del Consejo Indígena del Río Blanco y del Sector Norte de Intibucá (Indigenous Council of Río Blanco and the North of Intibucá). She and her family were brutally attacked last week because of their activism against the dam. Sign the petition below to insist that the Honduran government investigates the attack and works to protect human rights defenders.
- Four Nigerian Plaintiffs take Shell to Court in The Netherlands
- Plaintiffs from devastated communities in Nigeria tell their stories in their own words.
- Friends of the Earth Europe: Shale gas: unconventional and unwanted
- New report highlights dangers of unconventional fuel to environment and health