Earlier this year the Campaign for Freedom of Information revealed how the government’s supposed ‘world-leading law’ for a green Brexit would weaken the public’s right to environmental information. Continue reading
Katie de Kauwe explains how Friends of the Earth is taking legal action to support the right to protest against fracking. Continue reading
Friends of the Earth made an intervention at the Court of Appeal to support the right to peaceful protest. We supported the appeals brought by Joe Corré, activist and fashion designer, and Joe Boyd, who are challenging a wide-ranging and … Continue reading
The government has published 25 technical notices today laying out preparation for the so-called Brexit ‘no-deal’ scenario, still considered the most damaging outcome.
To mark National Democracy Week (2-8 July), 11 not-for-profits have urged the government to protect our democracy from policies like the Lobbying Act.
When women have a seat at the table, we all benefi. Learn why we can’t fix climate change without fixing gender equality, and hear from some of the key women leading the charge for both, in the 2nd edition of … Continue reading
Last month, Andrei and two fellow activists – part of Friends of the Earth Russia – were brutally attacked. Andrei was hospitalised. They were assaulted after investigating the apparently illegal construction of a mansion and vineyard on public forest land near the Black … Continue reading
A UN committee says that Britain’s Brexit bill may have broken international environment law. Campaigners challenge government’s failure to consult the public on the effect of the Brexit Withdrawal Bill on the environment UN-backed committee’s decision means there are questions … Continue reading
This month’s open meeting will hear about the work of Friends of the Earth International and the local Amnesty International group on their work to protect human rights and environmental defenders around the world.
We urge you to support us in adding more voices to our struggle against large-scale industrial oil palm plantations by Okomu Oil Palm PLC (a member of the global SOCFIN). After successful protest marches on the streets of Edo State … Continue reading
UN committee tells UK government to urgently reverse changes so that going to court is not prohibitively expensive
The compliance committee for the UN Aarhus Convention – to which the UK is a signatory – has concluded in its latest report that recent government changes to court costs in environmental legal cases further remove the UK from compliance … Continue reading
With the 10 MPs of the DUP now so powerful in Westminster, they have an important influence on the environment across the UK. So what is the DUP’s approach to key environmental issues in Northern Ireland? What is DUP policy … Continue reading
Northern Ireland government acted unlawfully by not stopping dredging at Lough Neagh, says Court of Appeal
Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s Northern Ireland Court of Appeal decision that the Northern Ireland government acted unlawfully by not stopping the dredging at Lough Neagh, one of Europe’s most important wetlands  . The environmental campaign group … Continue reading
New changes to “judicial review” legal cases mean protecting the environment might just have got a whole lot more expensive. Equality before the law. It’s one of the oldest principles of our democracy – that the courts should treat you … Continue reading
With the environment left out of the UK’s Article 50 letter, it’s vital that the Great Repeal Bill brings over not just the laws, but the principles, which protect our environment warns Friends of the Earth as the Great Repeal Bill White … Continue reading
The government’s Brexit white paper commitment to bring current EU environmental protections into UK law is welcomed by Friends of the Earth but, as the charity points out, the devil will be in the detail.
A victory for the people: After eight years of community resistance and international pressure, Hidro Santa Cruz leaves Guatemala. Interview with Basilio Tzoy
Political persecution and imprisonment, criminalization of the struggle, threats and even the murder of social leaders, featured the imposition of hydroelectric megaproject Hidro Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, since 2008.
This Human Rights Day please stand up for the rights of climate refugees – people forced to flee their homes because of the impacts of climate change. Please ask the UN Secretary General to protect Climate Refugees under international law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump threatens our environment and we vow to fight him every step of the way. Like Sen. Bernie Sanders, Trump tapped into a deep resentment about the governing establishment of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. … Continue reading
In solidarity with the Lenca People And rejection of the Agua Zarca Project report by the mission of the FMO (Entrepreneurial Development Bank)
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean – ATALC – wishes to express to the international community our rejection of the report delivered by the mission contracted by the FMO (Entrepreneurial Development Bank) related to the construction of … Continue reading