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.



New coal power plant threatens Yokosuka

"Coal is not the energy of the future. It is the energy of the past."Dipti Bhatnagar, Climate Justice & Energy program co-coordinator, Friends of the Earth International English Watch the video from Friends of the Earth Japan here (with English subtitles). JERA...

Coffee in the time of impunity

Coffee is being touted as the next ‘big thing’ in the Philippines. Yet blood has already been shed over this seemingly innocuous drink, as coffee-growing companies attempt to grab fertile ancestral lands from indigenous peoples. Brewing Tensions The Philippines is an...

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.

Real World Radio services social movements  around the world as part of the communications of Friends of the Earth International.  RWR produces information in Spanish and English.