Our international network

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland is part of Friends of the Earth International – the world’s largest grassroots environmental federation, uniting a network of over 70 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups across every continent.

With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues and promote solutions that'll help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

Couple protesting to save the planet together

From Mexico to South Korea, the groups in our international network vary hugely in size, but they're united in their passion for change. Campaigning together on urgent issues such as the climate and biodiversity crises hugely increases our global impact.

And with continuing human rights abuses against indigenous peoples and environmental and social activists, often known as Environmental and Human Rights Defenders, being part of an international network means we can act together in solidarity to keep each other safe.

Together we're stronger.

Couple protesting to save the planet together

Solidarity at Friends of the Earth

Solidarity means standing and acting together. We do it when we have a common cause that links us to the people on the other side of the street, or on the other side of the world. Home, dignity, justice, community, our will to work for one another – although the world is complex, we believe fundamental values such as these unite the vast majority of us. So when we see these things under threat from those who hold power, or have an opportunity to work together to change our world for the better, we respond by taking solidarity action.

To be a part of Friends of the Earth means being part of a family of over 70 organisations around the world. When we act in solidarity, we feel not only part of that family but also of something even bigger – a global community working for justice and for the living world. When we act in solidarity, we remember hope, our common bonds, and that there’s no greater strength than togetherness. 

Read more about why solidarity matters.