Achieving a Just Transition_Rewa solar project

As demand grows for clean energy, we explore the questions of why and how to scale-up renewables in a fair way. The necessary shift away from fossil fuels must not be ‘just a transition’, but a system change, which puts people and justice at the forefront: a true ‘just transition’. Urgency of the Just Transition…

Activistas de Indonesia que luchan por un nuevo tratado mundial sobre el plástico

A new global plastics treaty might become reality this week, when heads of State, Ministers of Environment and other representatives from 175 countries will meet in Paris for the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The negotiations will address the entire lifecycle of plastic,…

At Friends of the Earth International, we wholeheartedly believe in People Power. In our 2022 annual and financial reports, we…

Collective rights - peasants

What are collective rights? Why are they integral to protecting biodiversity and forest and how can we make them a reality?  Collective rights are human rights that protect communities and the environment Collective rights emerged because individual human rights do not adequately protect peoples living collectively, especially Indigenous peoples, local communities and other minorities.  Collective…

Two people hold banner saying "no false solutions" and "Friends of the Earth International" at the UN climate conference COP26

Amsterdam, 20 March 2023. UN climate science body highlights the peril of accelerating climate impacts, warns of the need for rapid emissions cuts and transformational system change, but puts dangerous negative emissions technologies on the table. Sara Shaw, Programme Coordinator at Friends of the Earth International, commented: “It’s very alarming to see carbon dioxide removal…

A feminist economy is a response to the current economic, environmental and social crises from a gender justice perspective. It is a political strategy to transform society and the relationship between people, and people and nature. Women are economic actors, and we, as women, have placed ourselves as protagonists in the fight against the dominant…

New global biodiversity framework not fit for purpose_photo of seeds and banknotes

Press release. Monday 19 December 2022. Montreal – The new Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) announced today fails to lay the groundwork for the transformational change needed to address the biodiversity crisis. The Chinese presidency adopted the text despite clear opposition from the Democratic Republic of Congo, ignoring a process the COP15 president himself had laid…

Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka mobilising for the Biodiversity Day of Action ahead of the CBD COP15

From Argentina to Sri Lanka the people call for system change to tackle the biodiversity crisis. As the long awaited UN biodiversity conference draws closer, Friends of the Earth International’s members around the world have come together in a mobilisation to demand real action and meaningful policies at the CBD COP15. The United Nations Convention…

Qu'est-ce que la biodiversité ? Photo de Nele Marien mobilisé pour la COP15 de la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique.

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP15 starts in Montreal on 7 December. Parties will negotiate and hopefully agree on a global framework that will define biodiversity policies for the next decade.   We interviewed Nele Marien, the forests and biodiversity programme coordinator at Friends of the Earth International, to find out why these biodiversity…

A Friends of the Earth Africa position paper on gas exploitation in Africa. Ahead of COP27, this position paper highlights…

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