A Briefing on Longxing 629: A case of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities and related human rights abuses on a tuna longliner

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities have been among the most critical threats to marine ecosystems. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognised the threat and announced the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate IUU Fishing (IPOA-IUU) in 2001. However, we are still witnessing serious IUU fishing activities nearly 20 years […]

Why Gender Justice and Dismantling Patriarchy?

Friends of the Earth sees system change as crucial for the transformation of our societies. We recognise gender justice and the dismantling of patriarchy as key to achieving this transformative change. This new booklet from Friends of the Earth International includes reflections and stories from different regions, and explores how gender inequality and injustice impact women in our organisations and how patriarchy […]

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. How to address the Belt Road Initiative. According to Sun Xuezhen, Department of […]

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 municipalities that were evacuated shortly after the accident, and in 2017 they were lifted in about 70% […]

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 by 45% from their 2010 levels if we are to avoid exposing hundreds […]

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 trade accounting for US$66.5 billion. Eager to be part of the […]

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) condemn the current practice of human rights violation and environmental destruction prevalent in the palm oil industry […]

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) from Papua New Guinea, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI), […]

Defending territories, Defending our lives: Protecting human rights and the environment in Asia Pacific through system change

Every day, peoples and communities across the world come together to take collective action, often fighting for their collective rights, for dignity and for access to resources and their sustainable use. Yet many of these Defenders of Territories and Human Rights are being threatened, suppressed or in extreme cases killed. In the last few years, […]

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 killing wild animals that damage the oil palm plants. There was no proper feasibility […]