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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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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Sri Lanka: debt crisis and the fall of a nation

Protests at Gotagogama in front of the Presidential Secretariat © Diwanka Randula Podduwage

Hemantha Withanage, Chair of Friends of the Earth International, explores the debt crisis and the dynamics that led to protests in Sri Lanka — from an international debt crisis to rampant hunger, poverty, and political turmoil, caused by an undemocratic, neoliberal regime. After over 100 days of public protest, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa finally…

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