Our projects and partners in Nigeria
Friends of the Earth Norway collaborates with Environmental Rights Action Nigeria on oil issues and local energy solutions in Nigeria.
We aim at stopping the expansion of socially destructive and environmentally damaging oil/fossil fuels activities in Nigeria. Enviromental Rights Action will do this by networks and collaboration with local communities and other civil society organizations.
We aim towards sustainable energy solutions by ensuring local right to resources, less impact on the resources, and lower green house gas emissions. This will be done by an alliance of Environmental Rights Action Nigeria and communities and this alliance will help to promote new pro-poor sustainable energy solutions at local and national levels.
About our partners
The Environmental Rights Action was established to deal with environmental human rights issues in Nigeria. It is concerned with the protection of the environment and democratisation of development and is committed to the defence of the human ecosystems within the framework of human rights and the promotion of environmentally responsible practices by governments, corporations and the people. ERA is the Nigerian branch of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI). ERA was the first winner of the Norwegian environmental award, the Sophie Prize. ERA is hosting the international secretariat of Oilwatch.
Oilwatch is an international network focusing on countries in the South. It was established in order to counteract and highlight the negative impact of oil and gas industry on the environment. The network has members in more than fifty countries, and these are mainly from the South. In addition, the network has a few members in Europe and North America.