Over the last 125 years, Naturefriends all around the world have implemented thousands of activities to champion this wide variety of causes: fighting for the right of way, developing environmentally and socially sustainable tourism and leisure-time offers, and promoting protection of the environment and nature, climate justice and international solidarity.
The south of Mali is heavily affected by climate change. The increase in periods of drought leads to massive losses in agricultural production; sometimes the harvest is completely lost. The storage of agricultural products is therefore becoming increasingly important. Also the women's cooperative in the village community of Finkolo, which has been successfully cultivating vegetables for several years with the support of Naturefriends, urgently needs a storage building for its products.
"Tiempo de actuar - it's time to act!” The motto of the 25th UN Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Madrid, is a call to all of us to make our daily lives more climate-friendly and to contribute to more climate justice.
Together we can achieve great things with small steps! Open a window every day in the Advent calendar of Naturefriends International on Facebook and get practical tips for your personal contribution to climate protection!
On occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27 September, Naturefriends are calling for rapid and effective action regarding climate protection in tourism. Flightshaming alone is not enough!
Green 10 reject the „One in, one out“ principle planned by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen!
The Green 10 – a network of the ten largest European environmental NGOs, amongst them NFI – is firmly against the introduction of a “One in, one out” principle for new legislation, as planned by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen. The principle is inherently incompatible with the climate and environmental ambition set out by her and risks undermining the potential benefits of new initiatives under the European Green Deal.
Traffic jams, overcrowded cities and beaches, long queues in front of interesting sights, tacky cultural performances, annoyed locals …? There is another way!
New Climate Fund project in Mali: Building a storage building for agricultural products as a climate mitigation measure.
Naturefriends France have been cooperating with Naturefriends Mali 2ADIB-MALI for many years now – one successful example for their cooperation is the development of vegetable cultivation, benefitting the whole local community in Finkolo and its approximately 7,000 inhabitants.
A European Citizens’ Initiative has been launched to end the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe.
Gerald Mader was the President of NFI from 1987 until 1996. During his presidency, NFI moved back to Austria and the Berlin Wall fell. Subsequently, Naturefriends from Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia and the former GDR became part of our movement. In addition, the first contacts to Naturefriends from Senegal were established while he was President and Naturefriends Senegal were admitted as the first African member organisation in 1996. Gerald Mader was especially involved in peace work – he set up the renowned international Peace University of Schlaining.