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Stop corporations profiting from the pandemic: Our call to suspend ISDS during and beyond COVID-19
As peoples worldwide struggle to respond to the impacts of COVID19 on their health and livelihoods, some corporations are planning to use secret trade tribunals to sue governments for their pandemic response measures.
Over 600 civil society organisations are calling to STOP these ISDS courts.
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Total's mega oil project devastating communities in Uganda. Total, see you in court!
Les Amis de la Terre France/Friends of the Earth France, Nape/Friends of the Earth Uganda, Survie and other Ugandan organisations have uncovered the devastation to both peoples and the environment caused by Total’s mega oil project in Uganda. Total is causing untold environmental damage and grabbing the land of tens of thousands of people. So organisations are supporting these Ugandan communities to take Total to court in France.
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Friends of the Earth France Environmental Defenders
Meet people from Africa to Asia who are risking their lives in the fight against transnational corporations that are destroying communities and the environment as well as abusing human rights. In 2017 over 200 activists worldwide were killed for opposing destructive projects. We can end these injustices - a binding treaty is currently being negotiated at the UN to enable all peoples across the world access to justice. We need your support to end corporate impunity and to defend environmental and human rights!
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Internationalist Solidarity and the call for a Binding Treaty
Meet the communities of Porto Alegre, Brazil, who are fighting the loss of their homes at the hands of German transnational corporation Fraport. Community struggles have striking similarities the world over, as peoples fight to defend their territories, livelihoods, homes, health and environment. Internationalist solidarity gives us all the strength to fight injustice. It’s time for legally binding rules which hold transnational corporations to account and protect human rights. We need a #BindingTreaty NOW!
Communities fighting corporate power of agribusiness in El Salvador
In El Salvador agribusiness corporations like Bayer-Monsanto promote the indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, causing serious environmental and social impacts in rural communities, affecting the health of the people. We urgently need binding regulations to make corporations accountable and responsible for the devastating impacts of agribusiness worldwide. We demand that governments support the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights.
RCEP in Asia: STOP the secrecy in trade deals
RCEP is an Asian trade deal that will impact the food, water and jobs of over 3 billion people. Yet it is being negotiated in SECRET. People have a right to know.
France adopts law to hold TNCs accountable for damage they cause
In 2017 after 4 years of mobilizing and campaigning France passed a historical law to hold French corporations to account for the damage they cause anywhere in the world. Friends of the Earth International and France are now taking this fight to the UN to create a new international law to stop corporate impunity. Join us in put an end to human rights abuses by transnational corporations
Stop ISDS - The French oil company Total is putting profits before people and nature in Uganda
The French multinational company Total wants to drill for oil in the beautiful lakes and national parks of Uganda. This dirty oil industry would evict thousands from their lands and threaten people's livelihoods. Yet rather than protect Human Rights and the Environment, an investment treaty signed between the Netherlands and Uganda gives corporations like Total the ability to sue the country for any law that harms their expected profit
Forest fires are choking Indonesia
Fires started by companies to clear land for palm oil and paper plantations. 60 million people were exposed to smoke in 2015 alone. 439 companies are involved, funded by international banks. But people are fighting back. Together we can save the forests and peatlands.
Uruguay´s victory over dangerous trade deal
An inspiring example from Uruguay of what mass mobilisation against dangerous trade deals (such as TiSA) can achieve. In 2015 the Uruguayan President decided to withdraw from the negotiations. Join the movement against harmful free trade deals!
Corporations sue the Colombian state
Secret tribunals, companies suing for lost future profits, settlement costs exceeding relief funds; this is the reality of ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) mechanisms. Stand with us against the dangerous trade and investment regime that favours corporations over people and planet!
Toxic Humidifiers in South Korea
For 10 years a British based multinational company sold a hazardous humidifier sterilizer in South Korea, which led to over 900 deaths and a further 4,000 reported medical cases. Europe’s consumer product standard doesn’t apply in Korea. Watch the story unfold and join victims and Friends of the Earth South Korea/KFEM in demanding justice.
The Co-operative way forward
Ever wished for an ethical food supplier? Find out how The Friends of the Earth Australia Food Co-op is just that, organic food produced as locally as possible and packaging-free, community hub bringing people together. Be inspired!