Francesco Martone is a member of the National Committee of "Un Porte Per..." for which he is responsible for advocacy activities and he is spokesman for the "In Difesa Di - per i diritti umani e chi li difende" network. He is a member of the board of directors of Green Cross Italia and a member and judge of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, a founding member of Greenpeace Italia, for three years he was president and consultant of the Tebtebba foundation for issues concerning human rights and indigenous peoples, besides funding on climate change. From 2001 to 2008 he was Senator of the Republic and secretary of the Extraordinary Commission for Human Rights of the Senato. From 1988 to 1995 he worked for Greenpeace International and collaborated with the North-South Campaign, Survival of Peoples, Biosphere, Debt. For Greenpeace Italy, he founded and coordinated the World Bank Reform Campaign for 6 years. From 2008 to 2016 he worked for the English NGO Forest Peoples Program following international initiatives and UN negotiations on the rights of indigenous peoples, climate change and forests.