Internationalist solidarity with the Guaraní Kaiowá peoples

ISS Guaraní Kaiowá peoplesBrazil

Condemnation of the Guapoy Massacre in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Friends of the Earth International resolutely condemns the 24 June massacre of Guaraní Kaiowá Indigenous Peoples by military police from Mato Grosso do Sul state in Brazil, during an illegal eviction in the Tekoha Guapoy Mirin Tujury indigenous territory. The eviction took place in…

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Friends of the Earth International statement on Ukraine

As a Federation fighting for justice and peace across the globe, Friends of the Earth International strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. As Russian troops push further into Ukraine, our member groups around the world are horrified to witness the growing impact on civilians and the environment.   War is the worst thing…

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A Deadly Ring of Coal: VALE’s poisoned gift to Mozambique

15 years ago, when the Mozambican government signed a contract with mining giant VALE, almost everybody in Mozambique believed that coal would develop the country. This investigation exposes part of the destruction that VALE Moçambique is preparing to leave behind now that it has announced an agreement to sell its projects to Vulcan Minerals for…

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Internationalist Solidarity with Wadas

On Tuesday 8 February 2022, 250 police officers and military personnel infiltrated the village of Wadas, located in Bener District in the southern part of Central Java, Indonesia. The officers arrived without warning, armed with shields, weapons and police dogs, claiming that they were there oversee the operations of Purworejo Land Agency (BPN Purworejo), a…

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Global South states and civil society keep up momentum to regulate transnational corporations under international human rights law

From 25 to 29 October United Nations member states continued the negotiations to elaborate an international Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) including all entities in their global production chains. This historic process celebrated its seventh session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEIGWG) hosted by the Human…

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Ahead of UN climate summit Friends of the Earth International spotlights how ‘Nature Based Solutions’ is being used to disguise climate-trashing business-as-usual

Nature based solutions a wolf in sheeps clothing image

The concept of Nature Based Solutions – being touted by corporations, business associations and governments ahead of COP26 – is a dangerous deception and distraction from the real solutions to the climate crisis, says Friends of the Earth International in a new report. As the clock ticks towards 2030, keeping global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees means…

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States resume historic UN negotiations amidst growing consensus on the need for binding regulations on transnational corporations and human rights

Today, United Nations member states resume negotiations in the seventh session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group (OEIGWG) mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michele Bachelet, opened the session remarking that the world is witnessing…

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Global campaign statement on the 3rd draft of the binding treaty

Release of the “third revised draft” during the negotiation by the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the elaboration of an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with regard to human rights. The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples’ Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign)…

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