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FoEI exposes and challenges the influence of big corporations and financial institutions, questions the neoliberal policies promoted by development banks and international institutions, and opposes trade negotiations that focus on market access while undermining people’s needs, community rights and environmental justice. We believe that only by targeting the economic drivers of neoliberalism that are at the heart of today's economic system, can we apply pressure for real system change. We also work with social movements around the world, promoting local communities’ sustainable initiatives, to change the course of the economy in a dynamic, creative and constructive way, as well as to build movement and popular solutions for Economic Justice Alternatives on a global scale.
El Salvador made history last week by becoming the first country ever to ban metal mining. The success of this decades...
A high-level meeting of governments from the 12 Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating parties together with Korea,...
Last week in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council, a treaty for transnational corporations and human rights was once m...
March is a month of struggle and resistance for Friends of the Earth International marked by the one-year anniversary of...
Forest fires are chocking Indonesia
Fires started by companies to clear land for palm oil and paper plantations. 60 million people were exposed to smoke in 2015 alone. 439 companies are involved, funded by international banks. But people are fighting back. Together we can save the forests and peatlands.
Corporations sue the Colombian state
Secret tribunals, companies suing for lost future profits, settlement costs exceeding relief funds; this is the reality of ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) mechanisms. Stand with us against the dangerous trade and investment regime that favours corporations over people and planet!
Toxic Humidifiers in South Korea
For 10 years a British based multinational company sold a hazardous humidifier sterilizer in South Korea, which led to over 900 deaths and a further 4,000 reported medical cases. Europe’s consumer product standard doesn’t apply in Korea. Watch the story unfold and join victims and Friends of the Earth South Korea/KFEM in demanding justice.
The Co-operative way forward
Ever wished for an ethical food supplier? Find out how The Friends of the Earth Australia Food Co-op is just that, organic food produced as locally as possible and packaging-free, community hub bringing people together. Be inspired!