Gender Justice web

Our societies have mostly been organized to maximize capitalist accumulation for the benefit and privilege of elites and corporations, through the commodification of Nature and our territories, the control over women and their bodies and the appropriation of women’s and workers’ labour force. This historical and ongoing exploitation is possible through the reproduction of mutually…

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We are facing deep-rooted climate, social and environmental crises. The current dominant economic system cannot provide solutions. It is time for system change. For Friends of the Earth International this means creating societies based on peoples’ sovereignty and environmental, social, economic and gender justice. We must question and deconstruct the capitalist logic of accumulation. The…

africa food sovereignty forests

Do we care more about people or forests? This seems to be the question implicit in much of the current debate that pits forest protection and nature conservation against food production. A debate that involves much political hand wringing over the limited supply of land to do both. But this is a false conundrum. Yes,…

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A delegation from Friends of the Earth International was present at the 7th International Meeting of Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture and Cooperativism in Cuba, 17-23 November 2019, organised by the National Association of Small Farmers of Cuba (ANAP), member of La Via Campesina. This was the first time representatives from all regions of the federation gathered…

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Finally, it seems that the urgency of the climate crisis has become impossible for decision-makers — especially in the global North — to ignore. In the past few months, hundreds of local governments as well as a handful of national governments in the global North have declared a climate emergency. Make no mistake — this…

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6 May 2019, Paris: The world faces ecological collapse and mass extinctions unless dramatic action is taken to change social and economic systems, according to a global biodiversity assessment launched today by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The IPBES report is the most comprehensive scientific global assessment on biodiversity and…

Close How do we transform the food system? The Uruguayan Network of Native and Local Seeds © 1. Build the movement for food sovereignty. La Vía Campesina is a global movement demanding food sovereignty, led by peasants and rural workers, and a strategic ally of Friends of the Earth International in the struggle for system change…

Close How do we transform the energy system?Community solar energy in © 1. Community and social ownership of energy. BEDS, an ally of Friends of the Earth Bangladesh/BELA, brought power to the people through solar lamps and by setting up a solar energy union © 2. Energy sufficiency. The “No Bicycle, No Planet” campaign led by…

Stop financing factory farming campaign

Friends of the Earth United States is working to transform agriculture in the US and their food systems— from toxic and chemical intensive to healthy and ecologically regenerative; from corporate controlled to democratically governed; and from a system that embodies the deepest inequities in society to one that advances justice and fulfills the needs of…