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Making steps towards agroecology in rural and urban Finland
Friends of the Earth Finland / Maan ystävät promote agroecology in various ways, from the grassroots to the EU level. In their food and agriculture campaigning, the organisation are demanding that the EU Common Agricultural Policy promote and support agroecological practices. For many years, their local group in Helsinki has supported and collaborated with Oma…Read More
Working with farmers to preserve biodiversity in the Swiss Alps
Switzerland’s current intensive agricultural model is unsustainable socially, economically and environmentally. Friends of the Earth Switzerland/ Pro Natura supports multifunctional agriculture which produces food but also protects biodiversity and the landscape. To support this vision, Pro Natura works with farmers to re-use dry (and biodiversity-rich) abandoned pastures in the Alps; to demonstrate alternatives to land…Read More
Indian farmers lead historic struggle for Food Sovereignty, Anti-fascism, Democracy and Human Rights
Friends of the Earth International stands in solidarity with Indian farmers and workers in their continuing protests against the deregulation and corporatisation of agriculture and their fight for food sovereignty, anti-fascism, democracy and human rights. Since August 2020, hundreds of farmers’ organisations across India have been protesting against three new farm laws enacted by the…Read More
Shell awaits judgement as historic climate case hearings conclude in the Hague.
AMSTERDAM, 17 December 2020 – The business model of one of the world’s biggest oil companies, Shell, hangs in the balance tonight after court hearings draw to a close in the Hague on the compatibility of the Dutch oil giant’s business with climate goals. The judgement on Shell, one of the ten biggest climate polluters…Read More
Internationalist solidarity to condemn systematic violence against the Colombian people.
Friends of the Earth International hereby expresses internationalist solidarity with the Colombian people, and demands an end to the systematic violence against social movements, organisations and defenders of peoples’ rights, human rights and territories. We are deeply concerned about, and condemn, the different types of violence and selective assassinations that have turned this South American…Read More
Defending territories and indigenous peoples’ rights in Malaysia
Local communities resist land grabbing with territorial mapping, community action and legal support from Friends of the Earth Malaysia.Read More
Five years on, the Paris Agreement is a reminder that the root causes of the climate crisis remain unaddressed.
12 December 2020 marks the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, in which 197 countries agreed to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, with an aim of 1.5°C. However, the national pledges which form the backbone of the Paris Agreement are insufficient to keep global heating within…Read More
Taking Shell to court: groundbreaking Dutch climate litigation case begins.
AMSTERDAM, 30 November 2020 – The groundbreaking Dutch climate case against Shell reaches the courtroom this December, with public hearings on 1, 3, 15 and 17 in The Hague, Netherlands. If successful this court case would rule that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Friends of the Earth…Read More
Feminist frontlines: responses to COVID-19 and the care crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the systemic crisis we are experiencing at the global level: a social, environmental, health, economic and care crisis, which various social movements have been denouncing for a long time. But, what do the feminist movement or women’s movements say about it in particular? Together, how are we responding to this…Read More
Condemnation of the assassination of Mama Fikile Ntshangase in South Africa
Friends of the Earth International condemns the killing of Mama Fikile Ntshangase, shot in her home in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.Read More