Les Amis de la Terre France

Identity card

Friends of the Earth France is a non-profit environmental and human rights network, independent from any religious or political influence. Created in 1970, they helped build the French ecological movement and helped found the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.

Friends of the Earth France forms a local network gathering 30 autonomous local groups that act according to their own priorities and support the national and international campaigns with a shared vision for social and environmental justice.

They work towards the advent of truly sustainable societies in the North as well as in the South. Committed to resisting environmental damage, they mobilise, promote public participation and take action through campaigns and struggles, at all levels.

Objectives

Friends of the Earth France works towards the advent of truly sustainable societies in the North as well as in the South. Committed to resisting environmental damage, they mobilise, promote public participation and take action through campaigns and struggles, at all levels.

Friends of the Earth :

  • challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

  • promote environmentally sustainable societies on the local, national, regional and global levels.

  • seek to increase public participation and democratic decision-making. Greater democracy is both an end in itself and is vital to the protection of the environment and the sound management of natural resources.

  • work towards environmental, social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities on the local, national, regional and international levels.

Modes of action

  • networking of actors
  • media actions: pamphlet, opinion paper, campaign
  • mobilization, rally
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • legal action

Target audience

  • activists, campaigners
  • general public
  • NGO

Thematic areas

  • governance
  • law and justice
  • economy
  • environment
  • Climate energy