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Save the Mabira Forest in Uganda

Arched tree in the Mabira forest. Credit: S.A.Perez (Flickr)

Call on the Ugandan government to reverse its disastrous plan to turn the Mabira forest into a sugarcane plantation.

The government of Uganda is about to give away more than 7000 hectares (17000 acres) of the Mabira rainforest to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda which […]

FOE 40 Years on - A Celebration in pictures

Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest global grassroots federation of environmental groups, today marked 40 years of ‘mobilisation, resistance and transformation’. The group was founded in 1971 in Roslagen, Sweden, by environmental activists from France, Sweden, the UK and the US who saw the need for an organisation that would address wider […]

What has been agreed at Cancun?

Halting global warming at a rise of less than 2C above pre-industrial levels (it presently stands at about 0.8C above those levels). Recognition that industrialized countries must do more. Setting up a date for a global peak in carbon emissions.

2C target agreed and the need for stronger action […]