A Briefing on the Belt and Road Initiative

A Briefing on the Belt and Road Initiative

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific have released a position paper regarding the Belt Road Initiative. The paper discusses:1. What is the Belt Road Initiative;2. Why the Belt Road Initiative;3. Who is funding, implementing and campaigning on the Belt Road Initiative; 4....
Fukushima Today and Japan’s Energy Future 2019

Fukushima Today and Japan’s Energy Future 2019

Over eight years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear crisis began. In 2017, evacuation orders were lifted from “evacuation order cancellation preparation zones” and “restricted residence zones.” The evacuation orders had applied to about 81,000 residents in eleven...
Transforming Victoria

Transforming Victoria

A Vision for a Fair and Just Transition Report by Friends of the Earth Melbourne (Australia) There is an urgent climate imperative to transform our economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (2018) concludes that, by 2030, global emissions must drop...
Brewing Tension Report

Brewing Tension Report

The world can’t resist a good cup of coffee. From 2014 to 2018, there was an increase in coffee consumption worldwide. The coffee trade at the global level reflected this increase. In 2015, the global coffee industry was valued at approximately US$77 billion, with...
Does Spring Come To Stolen Forests?

Does Spring Come To Stolen Forests?

Korean CSOs call on Korean Government and corporations to take immediate measures to stop serious deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil industry Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) and Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL)...
The Laws of Land Grabs in Asia Pacific

The Laws of Land Grabs in Asia Pacific

This publication is a joint effort of six member countries of Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FOE APac) under the Food Sovereignty Programme of Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). They include the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR)...
Oil Palm Expansion in Sri Lanka

Oil Palm Expansion in Sri Lanka

Oil palm cultivation is not new to Sri Lanka. Despite public opposition the current government has decided to plant 20,000 Ha in the Kegalla district. Large plantation companies have started uprooting rubber and planting oil palm; destroying the forest patches and...
Safeguarding People and Environment

Safeguarding People and Environment

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) have released a new publication on safeguarding people and the environment to minimise the impacts of development projects in Sri Lanka. According to CEJ, Sri Lankan Environmental Impact Assessment processes have not been...
Why Sri Lanka Should Ban Single Use Plastics?

Why Sri Lanka Should Ban Single Use Plastics?

Single use plastics around the world have become a major crisis to ecosystems, people and the planet. The Centre For Environmental Justice (CEJ) /Friends of the Earth, Sri Lanka have created a position paper that advocates for the banning of single use plastics and...