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.



Rampal verging on development disaster

“Sundarbans and Rampal do not fall in a line. Sundarbans needs to be protected. Our lives are intertwined with the forests. We would die if the forests die.”Md Serazul Islam (45), Harinagar, Shyamnagar. Honey collector, fisher and member of a Community Patrolling...

Japanese government plans to release radioactive contaminated water

The Japanese government is planning to release radioactive contaminated water, that has been accumulating since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, into the ocean. At present, more than 70% of the water which is being stored in the tanks...

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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