No deal on carbon market at COP25

This has been Friends of the Earth's big fight last week. “We pick the battle up in 2020 for Climate Justice", said.

The COP25 negotiations came to an end after breaking the record: from December 2 to 14th. To get no deal on carbon markets at COP25 in Madrid has been Friends of the Earth’s big fight this week, because carbon markets devastate Indigenous Peoples, Southern communities and fuel climate chaos. But  … Read more

International Human Rights Day: cases of serious violations across Asia

New report exposes Human Rights abuses against defenders of territories and peoples´ rights

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific launches on Tuesday 10 December, International Human Rights Day, a new report that warns: “everyday, somewhere on this planet, environmental human rights defenders are being threatened, defamed, assaulted or murdered for defending their territories.” The new publication, launched by press release today, is entitled  … Read more

From Santiago to Madrid, the world woke up

500,000 people demonstrated in Madrid´s Climate March, closing the first week of COP 25

In a year marked by climate mobilizations, the people took to the streets once again in Madrid and Santiago against political inaction in the face of the climate and environmental crises. These are demonstrations that unite in one same voice the diversity of the struggles, demanding concrete and ambitious measures  … Read more

Carbon Markets: a new form of climate colonialism

Climate justice movements and organizations speak out against Carbon Markets at COP 25.

On December 5, international social movements and organizations fighting for climate justice demanded the elimination of carbon markets from the Paris Agreement, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid. Friends of the Earth International, La Vía Campesina, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and  … Read more

Agendas of Latin American environmental activists, workers and feminists meet at the Peoples´ Summit

Workshop: “The crisis as a business opportunity, market mechanisms, and the privatization of nature”.

“False solutions do not offer a way out of the crisis because they do not put life above everything else. The logic of life needs to be present in our political actions. And for this, system change is needed”, said feminist Natalia Lobo, from the World March of Women Brazil,  … Read more

Sentences of up to 50 years for Berta Cáceres’ murderers

Honduras: Courts have sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of environmental defender Berta Cáceres with 30 to 50 years

The ruling came 45 months after Berta’s murder. The seven men had been convicted as the direct perpetrators of her murder on November 29, 2018. “The Honduras Sentencing Court sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of Berta Isabel Cáceres to 30 and 34 years in prison, and for four of  … Read more

On the way to COP25: It’s not only a climate crisis, our present and future are at stake

“We need to ensure that the transition doesn't leave anybody behind”, said dipti bhatnagar from Friends of the Earth International

The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change—also known as COP25,—takes place from 2 to 13 December, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. The COP was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile. But, when the announcement of more neoliberal economic and social measures sparked popular protests amounting to a “social  … Read more

10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca: the pain continues

Otros Mundos, ATALC and 30 other organizations award MODEVITE with Environmental Defense Award in Chiapas

November 27, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca Roblero, environmental activist who defended human rights and the rights of nature in Chicomuselo municipality, Chiapas, Mexico, by denouncing the socioenvironmental effects caused by Canadian mining corporation Blackfire Exploration, involved in the crime. Since then, the relatives  … Read more

Historic national strike in Colombia: millions of people take to the streets

A huge diversity of actors mobilized together against neoliberal measures of President Duque

Thursday´s national strike in Colombia was one of the largest in the recent history of the country. Protests continued on Friday, in a spontaneous way. Millions of people took to the streets on Thursday in Colombia against the package of measures implemented by President Iván Duque. While demonstrations in Bogota,  … Read more

“We are willing to give our lives if necessary to bring democracy back”

Interview with the National Coordinator of the Bolivian Landless Movement

“Neither bullets nor repression will silence the indigenous peasant movement” stated the National Coordinator of the Landless Indigenous Peasant Workers Movement of Bolivia (MST-B), Silvestre Saisari. “We have gone back to the times of the Inquisition, when they colonized you with the Bible and swords”, he added. Real World Radio  … Read more