The Asia Pacific region of Friends of the Earth is the most diverse region, encompassing groups from the global North and the global South. Member groups from the region are very active in community-based struggles against mining and other extractive industries. They work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, peasant farmers, and fisherfolk to secure sustainable livelihoods and fight against vulnerability to environmental disasters.



Stop the Ocean Discharge of Fukushima Radioactive Water

The Japanese government must create a long-term storage plan, instead of releasing radioactive water into the ocean.The Korean government should actively oppose the ocean discharge of radioactive water from Fukushima, Japan.The Korean government must prepare follow-up...

Local court upholds ban on open-pit mining

A local court has thrown out a motion to invalidate a local environmental code that bans open-pit mining in the province of South Cotabato. In a court ruling issued recently, Judge Vicente Peña upheld the legality of the code, citing provisions in the Constitution,...

VICTORY: Sri Lankan court orders waste containers to return to the UK

On October 15, after a year-long court process, the Sri Lankan Court of Appeal has ordered the repatriation of 243 waste containers imported from the United Kingdom (UK). The Court also requested that government authorities take legal action against the companies...

Friends of the Earth International are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.

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