“…FoEI is very pleased to have developed a new programme in 2012 to protect and mobilise in support of environmental and human rights defenders. Their personal struggle is our global struggle: it is the foundation of the global grassroots environmental movement that we are working tirelessly to build.

FoEI believes that solving the world’s environmental and social problems requires fundamentally changing the global economic system. We know it’s an enormous task but we know we are developing the right strategies and solutions to do it. FoEI was founded more than forty years ago to leverage the strength of local and national environmental movements by uniting across countries, continents and cultures. Under the Friends of the Earth International banner we are greater and stronger than the sum of our parts. It is that strength that propels us forward as we face the challenges ahead.”

Jagoda Munic, Croatia
Friends of the Earth International Chair