Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland is part of Friends of the Earth International – the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 73 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups across every continent.
With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
From Mexico to South Korea, the groups in our international network vary hugely in size, but they're united in their passion for change. Campaigning together on urgent issues such as the climate emergency and biodiversity loss hugely increases our global impact.
And with continuing human rights abuses against minority groups and environmental and social activists, being part of an international network means we can act together in solidarity to show people they are not alone.
Together we are stronger.
Friends of the Earth South Africa has lobbied government to class waste pickers as key workers, and is raising funds to provide PPE and support to communities affected by coronavirus.
Youth activists from Fridays for Future are working to take their government to court over the new gas plant, saying that their actions aren't compatible with Estonia's commitments to the Paris Agreement.
Friends of the Earth Czechia will develop concrete solutions following the hackathon to present to parliament once lockdown is lifted.
The UK government must prioritise social equality and people's wellbeing over quick profits in the Recovery Plan, and back workers' rights and a green economy over bailing out polluters.
Gas projects in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado were already proving to be a human rights disaster, not just because of their contribution to climate breakdown but because "development" in the region has seen hundreds of local families displaced.
The nationwide lockdown has made sitting ducks of many at-risk activists.
We demand justice for all the leaders of rural and indigenous organisations and frontline communities defending human rights in Colombia, and worldwide.