“We face not only risk of the collapse of ecological systems, but systemic, socio-ecological crises which are leading us towards greater injustice worldwide. These crises are driven by an economic model which favours capital accumulation and corporate power over peoples’ rights. Social organisations, democracy and rights won through popular struggle are threatened by the rising right-wing, xenophobic and misogynist movement, which seeks to impose new social imaginaries—values, institutions and discourses—based on hatred and climate denial.

Yet many peoples and communities around the world are rising up in defence of their collective rights, livelihoods and territories. Our federation, and the communities and social movements with whom we work, all form part of this resistance. Together, we challenge corporate power and mobilise to achieve our vision of system change.”

Karin Nansen (Friends of the Earth International Chair)