The “Save Khimki Forest Movement” illustrates the dangers NGOs face in Russia. Naturvernforbundet/ Friends of the Earth Norway pledges support for the activists, and encourages Norwegians to sign their petition.
05.04.2011: Ønsker et mer miljøvennlig Arktis:
De enorme naturrikdommene i Arktis trues fra flere kanter. – En bærekraftig forvaltning av Arktis er viktigere enn noen gang, sier Aase Refsnes. I tre dager har miljø- og urfolksorganisasjoner med base i Arktis vært samlet på Sommarøy i Troms for å utmeisle strategier for felles prosjekter og posisjoner.
Naturvernforbundets internasjonale arbeid foregår i over 20 land og representerer Norge i verdens største nettverk av miljøorganisasjoner, Friends of the Earth. Les brosjyren om arbeidet vårt rundt om i verden.
Friday Naturvernforbundet / Friends of the Earth Norway celebrated the government's no to the opening of oil drilling in Lofoten Islands, and says the government has given the community a historic victory.
01.03.2011: Norway might send its own nuclear waste abroad:
It has been proposed to send Norwegian nuclear waste for recycling and reprocessing in France. Also Naturvernforbundet's partner organizations in Russia react to the proposal.
Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth international, visited last weekend the Norwegian city of Trondheim, where he talked about the parallels between oil extraction outside Lofoten in Norway and in his own country Nigeria.
That the world's natural resources should be managed in an environmentally responsible manner both nationally and internationally. This means ensuring equitable access and distribution between the rich and the poor - both within and between countries and between generations. To achieve this, nature's ability to provide a secure livelihood for all must be maintained. This assumes that the loss of biodiversity is halted and reversed, and that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced in line with scientists' recommendations to avoid serious climate change.
We believe that international environmental and management regimes should be open and democratic, promoting development with reduced environmental impacts. At the same time vulnerable groups' rights to manage and harvest the natural resources must be safeguarded.