Press release: Slow progress at COP27 as loss and damage fund hangs in the balance

Kwami Kpondzo from Friends of the Earth Togo speaks live to US media at the COP27 climate talks in Sharm El-Sheikh © Babawale Obayanju

PRESS RELEASE – Friday 18 November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) – for immediate release Taking place under the shadow of Egypt’s oppressive regime, COP27 has seen the US play a deeply obstructive role yet again, blocking the demands of developing countries at every turn. Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities are already suffering from increasingly extreme…

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Press release: Justice and equity must accompany every decision at COP27

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Friday 4 November 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt) – To stem runaway climate change, COP27 must steer away from seductive-sounding ‘nature-based solutions’ and geoengineering fixes, and instead focus on cutting fossil fuel emissions at source, say Friends of the Earth International on the eve of the UN climate talks.  Activists and experts from the world’s largest grassroots…

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Friends of the Earth International at COP27

Friends of the Earth International COP27 - climate march in 2016

*** Spokespeople available for comment and interview *** Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, 
hosts a delegation of experts and activists at the UN climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Friends of the Earth will bring voices from across Africa and the world inside the COP conference halls, to…

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Tackling the global food crisis through system change 

Farmer in Mozambique- tackling the food crisis with agroecology

We are in the midst of the third major food crisis in 15 years. This is no accident. It is the result of an unjust global food system that prioritises profits over peoples’ rights, lives and the environment. Worldwide hunger, malnutrition and rising food prices are a result of an unsustainable economic system. The answer…

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Reviving indigenous agroecology in the Philippines: “Sulagad”

Tëduray and Lambangian people overlooking their ancestral lands

Tëduray and Lambangian indigenous people in the Philippines are resisting agribusiness corporations and the industrial food system by reviving their traditional agroecology practices based on “Sulagad”, a worldview that holds nature as a sacred source of life. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for many in the Philippines. 25-30% of working people are involved…

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Advocating for agroecology in Sri Lanka

A protest by environmental activists in Sri Lanka during the recent crisis © Janaka Withanage

In August 2022, we spoke to Chalani Rubesinghe, an advocate for the transformation of food systems with Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka, known locally as the Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ). She talked to us about the food crisis in Sri Lanka, the impact of the government’s sudden synthetic fertiliser ban in 2021, and…

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Linking alternatives: building peasant agroecology in Togo

People marching in the West African Caravan for the Right to Land, Water and Peasant Agroecology. Their banner calls for an end to grabbing and speculation of land and water.

Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa and home to 8.6 million people. Since the shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic, increasingly extreme weather and recent food price rises, the state of food security in Togo has greatly deteriorated. In 2022, 1 in 5 people in the country don’t have access to or can’t afford…

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