Interviews


Close to the victims

“As Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), we are here (at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva) because we are working with communities, and those communities are affected by transnationals corporations, so we need a Binding Treaty to hold accountable those transnationals which violated human rights”, said Kwami Kpondzo, from  … Read more

“The European Commission is the most obscure power of all”

MEP Lola Sánchez, of Podemos Party, Spain, said this Monday in Geneva (Switzerland) that the head of the European Union delegation at  the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights, Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan, “does not represent us, because he doesn´t have an official mandate”. “We really  … Read more

The EU and the Corporate Impunity Nexus

“The EU, in obstructing the process, is using the exact same arguments of the corporate lobbies and that’s because there is a corporate capture of the EU and also increasingly of the UN”, denounced Juliette Renaud, Senior Campaigner on Corporate Accountability at Friends of the Earth France, with reference to  … Read more

Starting Over

In the past few hours, different international media have reported about the end of the rescue works  after the terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the central region of the Indonesian island of Celebes (also known as Sulawesi), on September 28th. The official death toll nears 2000. There are  … Read more

The fight against climate change

“Mobilizing and using people power is actually crucial to face the climate emergency”, said Friends of the Earth International´s Climate Justice and Energy Program Coordinator, Sara Shaw. A radical systemic change is needed, she warned. From this Saturday to October 13th, the member groups of Friends of the Earth International  … Read more

It´s time for Peasants´ Rights

Ana María Suárez Franco, permanent representative of FIAN International in Geneva, Switzerland shares an update on the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and its process of approval at the UN´s Human Rights Council that is expected on Friday September 28. “To protect, respect and fulfil the rights of peasants”,  … Read more

Plantations are not forests

This day is to “mark the struggle against monoculture tree plantations, to celebrate the struggles at global level which have succeeded in stopping the advance of monocultures or in exposing their impacts or highlighting that monoculture tree plantations are not something positive, as the public opinion is told in order  … Read more

Landmark decisions

Friends of the Earth Togo welcomed on September 7th the decision made by the government to ban the use of glyphosate on national territory, and urged to promote agroecology and organic farming. In addition, a few weeks ago, Togolese MPs passed a law on the production of electricity based on  … Read more

Criminal inequality

The World Trade Organization (WTO) together with a set of free trade agreements, reciprocal protection of investments, multilateral and bilateral agreements have created criminal levels of inequality in global economy, stated the peasant federation to mark the Global Day of Action against the WTO and Free Trade Agreements on September  … Read more

CHALLENGING THE LEGAL SYSTEM

The trial over the femicide of Berta Cáceres will begin on Monday, September 17, in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). The crime against the defender took place on the night of March 2nd, 2016, at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department. Bertha Zúñiga, daughter of Cáceres and current coordinator of the Civic  … Read more