is an environmental justice non-profit and non-government organisation working predominantly in South Africa, and increasingly in Southern Africa. GroundWork engages with a variety of communities on issues of climate change, energy, waste and environmental health. It is a member of Friends of the Earth International.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg

seeks a better life for all people without exploiting other people or degrading their environment. The organization’s aim is to encourage and support individuals, businesses and industries to reduce pollution, minimise waste and protect our natural resources.

Greenpeace Africa

is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Greenpeace’s mission is to work with others to foster environmental consciousness whereby Africa’s people seek social and economic prosperity in ways that protect the environment for the benefit of humans, the planet and the future.


ANCOP, the Articulação Nacional dos Comitês Populares da Copa is a Brazilian coalition of local committees created in the 12 host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. ANCOP works with social movements, human rights organizations, residents associations, researchers and academics affected by the negative effects arising from such mega events. ANCOP was created in 2010, and has since been denouncing human rights violations nationally and internationally. By means of institutional work and social mobilization, ANCOP aims to put pressure on the government and demonstrate that the people are suffering because of mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup.

Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

By creating a powerful movement of solidarity and action against TNCs, their apologists and promoters, the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power aims to build a world free from corporate power and greed. The initiative to build a global campaign to put a stop to TNCs’ power and impunity came from the network of organizations, movements, campaigns and affected communities that built the campaign process on European TNCs in Latin America. As of June 2012, over 100 organisations and movements from around the world had signed on to the campaign.

Supporting organizations

Brazilian Organizations

  • Amigos da Terra Brasil
  • APOCE – Associação Popular de Cultura e Educação
  • APROMAC – Associação de Proteção ao Meio Ambiente de Cianorte/PR
  • Associação Potiguar dos Atingidos pela Copa – APAC
  • Brigadas Populares
  • CEBI – Centro de Estudos Bíblicos
  • Central de Movimentos Populares
  • CLV – Coletivo Luta Vermelha, DF
  • Coletivo Catarse – Porto Alegre
  • Fórum Mudanças Climáticas e Justiça Social
  • Frente Nacional em Defesa dos Territórios Quilombolas
  • Instituto Econsciência – Porto Alegre

Brazilian Organizations

  • Instituto Mais Democracia
  • Jubileu Sul Brasil
  • Justiça Global
  • Levante Popular da Juventude Brasil
  • Marcha das Vadias DF
  • MST – Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra
  • Rede Brasil sobre Instituições Financeiras Multilaterais
  • Rede Brasileira de Justiça Ambiental (RBJA)
  • TOXISPHERA Associação de Saúde Ambiental / PR
  • Ong Cidade – Centro de Assessoria e Assuntos Urbanos – Porto Alegre/RS
  • PACS – Instituto Políticas Alternativas para o Cone Sul

International organizations

  • ATALC – Amigos da Terra America Latina e Caribe



is a global corporate accountability watchdog that uses cutting-edge online tools to mobilize consumers around the world. SumOfUs launched in 2011 and has more than 1.5 million members worldwide.

International Labor Rights Forum

is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. ILRF holds global corporations accountable, promotes policies and laws that protect workers, and strengthens workers’ ability to advocate for respect for their rights.

United Students Against Sweatshops

is the US’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS seeks to hold accountable multinational companies that exploit the people who work on university campuses, in our communities, and in the overseas factories.

Greenpeace Russia

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska, where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of ‘bearing witness’ in a non-violent manner continues today, and Greenpeace ships are an important part of the organization’s campaigns. Greenpeace Russia has been campaigning on behalf of the environment since 1992.

Supporting Organizations

  • Greenpeace International

Shadow Network: Glencore Xstrata Observers

was founded in 2012 with the aim of coordinating the efforts of various organizations working on cases involving Glencore and Xstrata in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Bolivia. The Shadow Network currently consists of 16 NGOs from Argentina, Germany, Bolivia, Colombia, the Philippines, Peru, and Switzerland. The Network supports grass roots organizations and communities in their conflicts with Glencore Xstrata. They denounce infringement of laws and environmental destruction and raise awareness internationally to protect threatened communities and their leaders. For the first time in spring 2013, the Shadow Network was present at Glencore Xstrata’s shareholder meeting.

Members of the Shadow Network:

  • Misereor
  • BePe
  • CEPA
  • Broederlijk Delen
  • Justica nos Trilhos
  • PAS
  • Tierra Digna
  • Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal
  • SAC-Marbel
  • Red Muqui
  • CBC
  • Cooperacción
  • Derechos Humanos sin Fronteras
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Humano – Apurimac
  • Multiwatch
  • ASK

Friends of the Earth Europe

is the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, uniting more than 30 national organizations with thousands of local groups. Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. The organization challenges the current model of economic and corporate globalization and promotes environmentally sustainable societies. Friends of the Earth Europe seek to increase public participation and democratic decision-making and are focused towards environmental, social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities on the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Supporting Organizations

  • Friends of the Earth International
  • Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Friends of the Earth Liberia (Sustainable Development Initiative SDI)
  • Friends of the Earth Netherlands
  • Forest Peoples Programme
  • Rainforest Resource and Development Centre

WLOE – Women and Life on Earth

The Women and Life on Earth internet project connects women internationally, shares information and supports changes necessary to ensure life and peace with justice. The project aims to recognize and promote the experience and knowledge of women and movements, locally and world-wide, with a multilingual website and center for information, analysis and actions. WLOE works on peace and justice, countering the multiple assaults on women, children and the elderly, along with environmental destruction. WLOE also focuses on ecology, supporting production for sustainability, safe food, air and water free of chemical, genetic or atomic pollution, and preventing environmental disasters through renewable energy use. The third focus is on global justice, opposing corporate control and cultural destruction world-wide for social and economic justice.

Supporting Organizations

  • Centro Ecoceanos, Chile

Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination

Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination ( is an association composed of European beekeeping and agricultural organisations. Bee Life’s objective is to identify and solve problems related to environmental threats affecting pollinators, especially honey bees. Facing the dramatic decline in bees, Bee Life gives special attention to environmental threats linked to intensive agriculture. Bee Life has recently established an international alliance together with more than 45 beekeepers organisations, farmers associations, research institutes, citizen rights and environmental organisations called the “Alliance to Save the Bees and Agriculture”.