“Land grabbing is the new black gold that we have in Nigeria at the moment”
If I were to ask you what are the biggest global problems facing us right now, what would you say?
Friends of the Earth campaigns for an economy that works for people, the environment and the planet. Internationally, we are facing the threat of climate change, reduced food security and ecological collapse. TTIP looks set to make things worse.
Last week, environmental activist Rigoberto Lima Choc was murdered in Northern Guatemala. This happened just after a court upheld charges he filed denouncing massive pollution caused by a palm oil company called Reforestadora de Palma de Petén (REPSA).
The EU and US are negotiating a massive trade agreement called TTIP. It’s a threat to our climate, health and democracy.
After decades of struggle by communities around the world, the idea of corporations being held legally responsible for their crimes not matter where they may occur is finally becoming a reality. The new human rights treaty has the support of … Continue reading
In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council took the decision to develop a new treaty to stop corporate human rights abuses, following the historic demand of social movements and more than 600 organizations worldwide, united in the Treaty Alliance. Transnational corporations … Continue reading
Evgeny Vitishko was convicted in 2012 of damaging an illegally installed fence and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. In April 2015, a court rejected his request for parole. Friends of the Earth Russia considers Evgeny Vitishko to be a prisoner of … Continue reading
TTIP threatens to undermine global action on climate change. Politicians from the EU and the United States are in the middle of negotiating The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This massive trade deal, commonly known as TTIP, threatens to open up … Continue reading
On 27 February 2015, Indra Pelani, a 22-year-old farmer and environmental activist in Indonesia was abducted and killed. Pressure is needed to ensure an independent and impartial judicial investigation takes place and that those responsible are brought to justice.
Reacting to a new report published today by a committee of MPs warning that the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership could weaken UK and EU environmental safeguards, Friends of the Earth Trade Campaigner Sam Lowe, who gave oral evidence to … Continue reading
John Muyisha and his community in Kalangala, Uganda, have lost their land. One day, BIDCO, a Kenyan company, arrived and told him that the land was now theirs. Bulldozers came that flattened the ancient forest and John’s coffee plants. The … Continue reading
Farmers in Uganda evicted by palm oil plantations are today filing a lawsuit against a joint venture co-owned by oil palm giant Wilmar International. They are claiming restitution for their grabbed land and fair compensation for damages, three years after … Continue reading
Our dirty, unfair economy has the wrong priorities. How long will people stand for it?
This week Shell agreed for the first time to pay out significant compensation to a Nigerian community affected by oil spills from its pipes. This is a major achievement for the community of Bodo. It’s also a major victory for … Continue reading