Milieudefensie is a Dutch environmental organisation, founded in 1971, by a group of scientists. It still performs research but has also developed into an action group, often operating together with other organisations, such as the political party GreenLeft, and is the Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth. Milieudefensie is part of the 30 national organisations that Friends of the Earth Europe represents and unites at the European level and focuses on five main themes: Globalisation, Transportation, Climate and energy, Landscape and Agriculture and food.