Climate Justice and Energy


Healing through the struggle for Human Rights

Heavy metal poisoning, depression and breathing problems: some of the many health issues reported after Brumadinho dam collapse

Lead, mercury, cadmium and zinc are just some of the heavy metals found in the toxic mud left over from mining activities. Government officials in Minas Gerais, Brazil, identified levels of these metals up to 21 times above the acceptable metal in the mud that spread through Brumadinho and the  … Read more

People affected by Brumadinho dam disaster protest outside Minas Gerais court

800 people, including Brazilian and international activists and those directly affected by the dam collapse, demand justice

The Brazilian Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) launched on 20 January a week of activities for the Days of Struggle (“Jornadas de Lucha”) to mark the first anniversary of corporate crimes committed by mining company Vale in Brumadinho, Brazil. Hundreds of people affected by mining and hydroelectric dams  … Read more

Brumadinho: one million people affected

A year after the largest environmental crime in Brazil, the people affected will mobilize to expose the impunity

“This is the second crime of this type. Brumadinho has been worse than Mariana. How many more crimes will it take to rethink the mining paradigm?” Moisés Borges, member of the National Coordination of the Movement of Peoples Affected by Dams (MAB) told Real World Radio.  The MAB is getting  … Read more

Australia: this is climate change

“The best way to help is to get involved: transform our systems to put communities and the environment first.” —FoE Australia

“Australia is experiencing an unprecedented fire crisis. 10 million hectares have been burned already. Nearly 2000 homes have been destroyed and many lives lost. The fires are so immense they have created their own weather systems, sparking more fires by generating their own dry electrical storms. Firefighters have never seen  … Read more

Real World Radio Europe #24

An atmosphere of attack - Shrinking space in Europe

A vibrant and protected civic space is an essential part of a healthy democracy – but it´s under attack. 16 Friends of the Earth member organisations have told us they are facing restrictions, intimidation, harassment and attacks – what we collectively call ‘shrinking space’. In this episode we hear how  … 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

Historic legal action against Total in France for operations in Uganda

First time a legal action is brought under France’s new duty of vigilance law against human rights abuses in any country

Four organizations from Uganda and two from France filed a lawsuit against oil giant Total in French court on Wednesday,  accusing the company of not taking the necessary measures to respect human rights and the environment in its oil megaproject in Uganda. To make way for exploratory works for oil  … Read more

Climate Strikes in Friends of the Earth

FoEI groups around the world were part of the Climate Strikes: supporting youth and calling for climate justice.

Report from Friends of the Earth International – Climate Justice & Energy International Programme The week of 20-27 September saw the biggest global mobilisation to highlight the climate emergency in history with over 7 million people participating in global climate strikes and actions! Friends of the Earth groups around the  … Read more

Real World Radio Europe #23

A magical village powered by citizens: Bosnia-Herzegovina's pioneering crowdfunder

This time we’re joining Sandra (+some special guests) from Bosnia and Herzegovina on a journey to the mountain village Pecka. This famously magical place is currently becoming a solar energy community, thanks to a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign by FoE Bosnia and Herzegovina and partners.

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more