Friends of the Earth France has been leading a campaign since 2007 on corporate accountability, focusing on the extractive industry sector. In this context, Friends of the Earth France is working to support affected communities, undertakes advocacy work, and organizes public campaigns to put pressure on the French multinationals in an effort to change their practices.
The documentary Fracking Patagonia was produced as part of a joint campaign between Friends of the Earth France, the Observatorio Petrolero Sur, Friends of the Earth Europe and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands). It aims to increase visibility, to offer support to the demands of communities mobilized against shale gas and shale oil in Argentina and to apply pressure on oil companies demanding they abandon these harmful projects and more generally change their practices. Finally, this campaign advocates for French and Argentine policymakers to reform the legal frameworks which currently enables these multinationals to act with complete impunity.
Issues around unconventional fossil fuels and fracking, and the situation in Argentina