Friends of the Earth India (FoE India) stands in solidarity with the people of Plachimada in Kerala, India, who have been waiting for years for compensation for the losses they have suffered due to Coca-Cola Company’s plant in the region. In addition, FoE India raises...
Friends of the Earth India
Friends of the Earth India (FoE India) is a membership based “not- for-profit”, “non- government”, “non-party” and “autonomous entity” without specific ethnic, religious or political character, working primarily for the protection of environment and mother earth rights.
Core Values and Vision
1. The association envisions the world as being peaceful and sustainable, based on societies living in harmony with nature; a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfillment in which equity and human and peoples’ rights are realized and built upon peoples’ sovereignty and participation.
2. It believes in intrinsic life giving force of nature and its inextricable link with human civilization, and responsibility towards its sustenance through inclusive and diverse decision making processes.
3. It will be founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalization, neo-colonialism and militarism.
4. It see itself as a part of worldwide grassroots environmental network campaigning for an ecologically sustainable, just and peaceful world. It is vibrant, credible and effective, driving social transformation and securing sustainable, gender just and equitable societies.
5. Its strength comes from solidarity, passion, and shared beliefs; its members respect for each other and value their diversity; they are able to inspire and bring about change by living according to its values, learning from experiences.
The association is inspired by indigenous knowledge, their cultures and struggles to defend and conserve nature, challenge the comate climate crisis threatening the very basis of the human civilization. We believe in building trust and respect for diverse knowledge systems and practices and learn from each other in building systems and processes for effective facilitation, exchange, campaign, knowledge creation and ultimately building friendships and alliances with a belief that the future generations will be better because of what we do today.
- To collectively ensure environmental and social justice, human dignity, and respect for human rights and peoples’ rights so as to secure sustainable societies.
- To end environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources, and reverse the development practices in favour of environment and communities, nurture the earth’s ecological and cultural diversity, and secure sustainable livelihoods.
- To join hands in the empowerment of indigenous peoples, historically oppressed communities, communities discriminated on religious grounds and discriminated genders and to enable participation of these communities in the decision making processes.
- To bring social transformation which is inclusive and justice oriented and ensures equity between and within societies with creative approaches and scientific solutions.
- To engage in vibrant campaigns, awareness raising, mobilisation, building alliances between diverse movements and linking grassroots, national and global struggles.
- To inspire, harness, strengthen and complement each other’s capacities and build processes and practices reflecting our ideas and visions while working together in solidarity
Friends of the Earth India
Friends of the Earth India extends full solidarity to the fishers and farmers resisting the ecologically destructive Vizhinjam Sea Port
Friends of the Earth India extends its solidarity to the fishers of Trivandrum, Kerala, who are demanding immediate end to the construction of the Adani Vizhinjam International Seaport. The project is an ‘international transshipment deep water multipurpose seaport’...
Friends of the Earth India - PRESS RELEASE Day two of the Conference of Ocean People (C-OP) to counter the UNOC 2022. The Second day of the Conference of the Ocean People (C-OP) delved deeper on the issues of the Blue Economy, Corporatisation of the Ocean and the...