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.



Plastic Free July: A Funeral for Single-Use Products

At Korean funerals, guests are generally treated to a meal. However, nowadays guests are not served with ceramic plates, but a plethora of single-use plastic plates, bowls and cutlery. This means that in one year a single funeral hall can dispose of 1.4 million plates...

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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