Youth from Africa and Europe unite to address climate justice

Iva from Young Friends of the Earth Croatia reflects on her experiences in Durban, at the first African meeting as part of a project between Young Friends of the Earth Europe, Friends of the Earth Africa and Friends of the Earth international. Never in my life did I think I would ever end up so…

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News from the 2016 climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco

The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 7-18, 2016. Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth member groups will be there. Last year Friends of the Earth condemned the Paris Agreement as a sham deal…

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Right to Food – Nepal

Food is essential for human life. Governments have an obligation to ensure the fundamental rights of their people.  Since 2007 FoE Nepal/Pro Public has fought and won a number of landmark legal cases on the Right to Food. This has led the courts to mandate the Nepalese government to provide food to the country’s poorest.…

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Friends of the Earth Australia – The Cooperative Way Forward

Established in 1975, Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Food Co-operative addresses sustainability at a fundamental level − fulfilling our basic needs in a way that’s healthy, fair and affordable for people and the environment. As one of the first food co-operatives in Australia, it is a pioneer of the ‘Social and Solidarity economy’ and has…

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Community-Based Eco-cultural Tourism in Timor Leste

FoE Timor Leste/Haburas in partnership with the community in Tutuala, at the eastern end of the island, work on new models of community based tourism that benefit people and the planet. In 2014, international tourism generated US$ 1,245 billion, yet often the financial benefits are not shared by local communities. Tourism also increases pressure for…

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Sri Lanka – Revolving Funds: Building community resilience

Life for local communities in Nilgala is highly dependent on nature. Rain is their god. They live with wild animals and elephants. Road access is not good. There are no bridges across the streams. But their simple life is moving. Without the sympathy of the deities and spirits living in the Nilgala forest, their life is…

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Powering ourselves with Community Solar, South Korea

Friends of the Earth South Korea/KFEM is building a Citizen-owned solar movement. It has supported the establishment of a ‘Solar Cooperative’ on the roof of Samgaksan high school and a further 50 kW on the roof of Hanshin University.  180 million Korean Won (180,000 USD dollars) was raised by the community. The  clean electricity generated…

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Legal Action for Land Rights Papua New Guinea

Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea/CELCOR works to strengthen and defend customary land rights by challenging land grabbing directly in the courts, providing legal training to  impacted communities and campaigning for law reform. In Papua New Guinea (PNG) 97% of the total land area of the country is under customary ownership, therefore by strengthening…

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Transforming Asia: Scaling up the Solutions

Friends of the Earth groups are building a more just and sustainable Asia. This report highlights some of the innovative and transformational solutions underway; from community forest management in Indonesia to building solar cooperatives in South Korea, and winning the legal right to food in Nepal. Home to 4 billion people and 55 percent of…

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