Serious criticism of UN Food Systems Summit

A counter mobilisation will take place next week to boycott the official Pre-Summit

“The UN Food Systems summit is a sham,” warned the Co-coordinator of the Food Sovereignty Program from Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), Kirtana Chandrasekaran. “The Summit is claiming it will provide game changing solutions to transform food systems through its open and inclusive process. But if you dig just  … Read more

First draft of the United Nations Global Biodiversity Framework is out

“We still have a long way to go” to halt the destruction of nature, says Nele Marien, Forest and Biodiversity Coordinator at FoEI

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the first draft of its global action plan that aims to halt biodiversity loss by the end of the decade. The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework draft 1 was presented on 12 July 2021 and will undergo further refinement during online negotiations  … Read more

David Castillo found guilty as co-perpetrator for the murder of Berta Cáceres

The former head of DESA will be sentenced on 3 August. COPINH highlights that the masterminds still need to be prosecuted

On 5 July, the city of Tegucigalpa sentencing court’s first chamber unanimously found David Castillo, Honduran businessman and intelligence officer, guilty of co-perpetrating the murder of Berta Cáceres. His sentence will be announced on 3 August. The ruling confirmed, among the main pieces of evidence, the numerous phone communications, text  … Read more

Shell ordered to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2030

After a lawsuit filed by Friends of the Earth, a court in The Hague ruled that the oil giant must reduce its emissions by 45 %

“This is a historical moment for all of us. For the first time in history, a judge has ordered one of the largest polluters to stop contributing to dangerous climate change. The judge was crystal clear: Shell causes dangerous climate change, and Shell should stop immediately with doing that. It  … Read more

Nyéléni: the role of popular communications in the fight for food sovereignty

The new issue of the Nyéléni newsletter by Friends of the Earth International, Real World Radio and La Vía Campesina is now online

International movement for Food Sovereignty, Nyéléni, published its newsletter number 44 with the title “Communicating for Food Sovereignty”. In their editorial, they explain why popular communications are an essential element in the struggle for Food Sovereignty “Just as the agro-industrial complex pushes for a homogenous, singular view of a global  … Read more

“THEY SAID THAT IF BERTA WAS GONE, THE STRUGGLE IN RIO BLANCO WOULD DISAPPEAR”

Interview with Laura Zúniga, daughter of Lenca defender Berta Cáceres, and lawyer Alexa Maradiaga, over the trial against David Ca

The trial against David Castillo in Tegucigalpa has been underway since 5 April, although it actually began on 26 April. Castillo is a former intelligence officer from Honduras, trained at West Point military academy, who became a state official in the energy sector and then manager of Desarrollos Energéticos SA  … Read more

Total breaches obligations in Cabo Delgado

Justiça Ambiental (JA!) – FoE Mozambique denounces that under the pretext of "force majeure" LNG avoids its responsibilities

Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, owned by the French transnational company Total, is located in the Rovuma river basin, in the Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, close to the border with Tanzania. On April 26, the project announced the temporary withdrawal of all its personnel and the indefinite  … Read more

It’s Time To Put an End To Free Trade

A video by Friends of the Earth Brazil and the World March of Women shows how free trade is attacking lives in the global South.

One of the strategies of corporate power is to make economic projects and policies impossible for most people to understand. Not only that, when it comes to freetrade agreements, the drafts resulting from these negotiations are kept from the public. This is why social movements must take on the task  … Read more

Historic elections in Chile towards a new plurinational Constitution

Analysis of the Chilean electoral day with conventional elect Alejandra Flores and ANAMURI representative “Pancha” Rodríguez

Over the weekend, fruit of the popular struggle, the Chilean people elected their Constitutional Convention to draft a new Constitution to put an end to the one that has been in force since the Pinochet dictatorship. The event was divided into two days to comply with health protocols, and the  … Read more

Colombia: Mobilization Continues To Grow

After decades of armed conflict, “the social conflict remains intact,” says Marylen Serna, of the Peoples’ Congress.

On April 28th, a National Strike started in Colombia. Since then, there have been massive demonstrations on the streets, spearheaded by women, youth, and Indigenous, peasant, and Black organizations. As president Iván Duque deployed the military to several important cities across the country, this increased the magnitude of the militarization,  … Read more