Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Sessions is a looming threat to people of color and the planet

Jan. 13, 2017 / Posted by: Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of national office of Advancement Project and Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth U.S. / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Legal / Tags: Democracy, Senate, Trump

At few points in our generation does Congress seem poised to vote on something so colossally consequential for the wellbeing of people of color. The nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States attorney general presents U.S. senators...

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UPDATE: Stand with the Shuar People and Acción Ecológica!

Dec. 30, 2016 / Posted by: Rey Edward / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth / Tags: #chinadevelopmentbank, #chinaeximbank, #langlang, #mirador, #sosacción ecológica, #sosaccionecologica, #sospuebloshuar

Acción Ecológica is still under threat of closure! Today, Acción Ecológica (AE) is asking YOU to stand with them. Tag a picture of yourself on their Facebook page here with a sign that says #SOSAccionEcologica to show...

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Civil Society Concerns Regarding GCF & High Environmental/Social Risk Projects

Sep. 22, 2016 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Climate, Climate change, Climate finance, Economic policy, Green climate fund, Human rights, Karen orenstein

As the Board of the Green Climate Fund prepares to consider its first high risk projects at the upcoming GCF meeting in South Korea October 12-14, more than 100 groups have issued the following statement to express deep concern about the inadequac...

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