Economics for Earth

Everyone should be able to put healthy food on the table, access clean energy and enjoy a thriving environment. Yet we live in a world facing growing inequality, climate change and pollution. Some corporations are using their money and power to take too much for themselves and destroying our planet.

The shoes, electronics and products we buy often contain slavery or environmental destruction in their global supply chains. And some of Australia’s biggest mining and banking companies are implicated in abuses oversea and at home, yet these crimes go unpunished.

Bad trade and investment deals transfer enormous powers to multinational corporations whilst undermining fundamental human rights. For example under the Investor-State dispute mechanism  governments can be sued in secret trade tribunals for protecting the environment.

The government must change the rules to ensure corporations are held accountable and trade is fair. Australian schools, universities and local councils can drive positive change by ensure everything they buy is made sustainably and justly. Friends of the Earth’s Food Co-op and Café and the Earthworker co-op demonstrates sustainable business models are 

We act in solidarity to stop corporate crime, demanding rights for people and binding rules for business. Empowered communities and social movements working together across borders can build a sustainable and just future. 


Our Vision

  • Australian corporation are held accountable for their Human rights & environmental violations overseas through Binding rules 
  • That international trade deals have social and environmental justice at their core  and undemocratic Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism is removed

FoE Groups Working on the Issue

Friends of the Earth Melbourne Economic Justice Collective - Demanding Rights for People and Rules for Business

FoE Food Co-op

Earthworker Co-op

FoE Perth

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Economics for Earth News

Capitalism and Neo-liberal policies are driving causes of much of the destruction we see on the planet today - we believe there is a better way to do things.

Another busy month around the network for Friends of the Earth Australia.
It has been a busy few months at Friends of the Earth. Most exciting was the addition of a new national project - Tipping...
PRESS RELEASE   Bangkok, Manila, New Delhi, Melbourne                                              July 20, 2018. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Bangkok, Thailand this...