“We will remember 2017 as a year of contrasts. Together with our allies, we achieved some critical political victories, building towards economic justice and food sovereignty in particular, and enhancing our federation’s cohesion and capacity to bring about change. But these highlights were set against the backdrop of a deteriorating geopolitical context heralding ever more worrying consequences for the planet’s environment and defenders of territories.”

Karin Nansen, Friends of the Earth International Chair