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Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth International
Non Governmental organization


Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature.

We envision a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment in which equity and human and peoples' rights are realized.

This will be a society built upon peoples' sovereignty and participation. It will be founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and be free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalization, neo-colonialism and militarism.

We believe that our children's future will be better because of what we do.

Our mission

To collectively ensure environmental and social justice, human dignity, and respect for human rights and peoples' rights so as to secure sustainable societies.

To halt and reverse environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources, nurture the earth's ecological and cultural diversity, and secure sustainable livelihoods.

To secure the empowerment of indigenous peoples, local communities, women, groups and individuals, and to ensure public participation in decision making.

To bring about transformation towards sustainability and equity between and within societies with creative approaches and solutions.

To engage in vibrant campaigns, raise awareness, mobilize people and build alliances with diverse movements, linking grassroots, national and global struggles.

To inspire one another and to harness, strengthen and complement each other's capacities, living the change we wish to see and working together in solidarity.



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How UK institutional investors finance the global land grab - Document

Reports & Research
December, 2013

Friends of the Earth’s report, ‘What’s your pension funding? How UK institutional investors finance the global land grab’, highlights the investments of UK institutional investors, such as British Airways Pension Fund, Legal & General and Standard Life, in companies accused of grabbing land, destroying the environment, and undermining sustainable livelihoods.

Land, life and justice. How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

Reports & Research
April, 2012

Investigates cases of land grabbing in Uganda, focusing in particular on oil palm plantations in Kalangala, Lake Victoria. Argues that land grabbing in Uganda is intensifying and spreading throughout the country, depriving local communities of access to natural resources, exacerbating rural poverty and aggravating the risk of food crises.

Women and Food Sovereignty: voices of rural women of the south

Reports & Research
January, 2011

"The aim of this document is to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The voices of these workers of the land highlight the unbalanced nature of gender relations in rural societies throughout these three continents. This inequality is evident in denial of basic rights, gender-based violence, economic discrimination, and the negative impact of agribusiness and extractive industries which disproportionately impact women.