We believe that water is a human right; it is essential to sustain livelihoods, and should not be treated as an economic good. Large scale mega-projects like hydro-dams and mining operations should only go ahead with the full consent of local people, and should not threaten their access to water.
Friends of the Earth International groups campaign for water justice by promoting Public-Public Partnerships for water management systems, urging water reduction and reuse, and restoring rivers and wetlands to more natural states.
We work together with local communities in protecting their right to water. We oppose large scale ‘development’ projects that pollute rivers and that use large quantities of water. We mobilize the public to vote for new laws and regulations that keep water in the public domain.
- Mexico: Goldcorp´s gold project suspended
- Community members of El Carrizalillo in Guerrero State, Mexico, who blocked access to gold project “Los Filos” of Canadian mining company Goldcorp on April 1st, submitted on Monday a list of demands to the company related to health, environment and fair payment for their lands.
- Harvard: Stop destroying the Iberá Wetlands!
- Friends of the Earth Argentina is engaged in a campaign to protect some of that country’s most important wetlands, and their campaign will soon arrive at the doorstep of an unlikely accomplice in the potential destruction: Harvard University.
- Why we need climate justice: the climate crisis is an environmental justice issue
- On March 31, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report on the latest scientific understanding of climate change impacts.