Hnuti DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic was founded in 1989. Since that time the organisation has been campaigning for environmental solutions on a wide range of issues, with priorities in energy, forests, mining, waste and agriculture, as well as on general environmental policy issues. There are two most important fields of Hnuti DUHA’s work these days: energy policy and policy in the Sumava National Park.
Advocacy work, undertaken by about 40 staff, volunteers and some 10 local groups effectively combines lobbying, grassroots mobilisation, research, local community empowerment and public information. Friends of the Earth Czech Republic exposes bad practice by corporations, advises communities and drafts new laws, informs consumers and researches alternatives.