Global mobilisation to demand real action at the CBD COP15

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…

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What is biodiversity and why is the CBD COP15 so important?

Nele Marien at the Convention on Biological Diversity

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…

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Friends of the Earth International’s statement on Ukraine

Friends of the Earth International logo english

Friends of the Earth International is shocked to see the devastating impact on the people and environment due to the terrible attack in Ukraine by Russian troops. As a Federation fighting for justice and peace across the globe, we strongly condemn this attack. We strongly support the right of all people to live in peace and harmony.…

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UN Food Systems summit a sham

Food systems for people

Civil society boycotting summit calls for true food systems transformation. From 26 to 28 July in Rome the United Nations will hold a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), a pre-cursor to a VIP New York summit in September 2021. The summit claims it will provide “game-changing” solutions for the transformation of food systems through its “open…

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Shell’s appeal confirms its lack of commitment to tackling climate change

THE HAGEUE/AMSTERDAM, 20 JULY 2021  Shell’s decision to appeal sends the “wrong signal” according to Milieudefensie’s director Donald Pols. ‘Shell should act now, as the judge ordered. The longer the delay the more serious the climate consequences will be for us all.’  On 26 May 2021, the Hague court ordered Shell to reduce its CO2 emissions…

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Hundreds of grassroots organisations to oppose the UN Food Systems Summit

UNFSS counter mobilisation poster

Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organisations will launch a global counter-mobilisation against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit from 25 to 28 July 2021.  Rome, Italy. 19 July 2021.  Over 300 global civil society organisations of small-scale food producers, researchers and Indigenous Peoples’ will gather online (25-28 July) to protest against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit.…

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50 years of fighting for environmental justice

Karin Nansen laying out a Gender justice flag

Karin Nansen reflects on Friends of the Earth International’s past, present and future as we strive for system change.  Our 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to assess our contributions to environmental justice, learn from our history, analyse the current international context and challenges ahead, and look forward to the part we can play in the…

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