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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
united states: fighting forest carbon offsets
Deforestation and forest degradation in tropical forests account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Forest protection policies are therefore a vital component of national and international climate policy. But many of the forest-related provisions in legislation such as the American Clean Energy and Security Act (also known as the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill) will undermine domestic climate change targets.
Cameroon: corporations and biodiversity
Cameroon is in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, one of the world’s largest reservoirs of biodiversity. Yet unsustainable logging, industrial plantations, mining and large construction projects carried out by foreign transnational corporations are threatening Cameroon’s indigenous communities and wildlife.
european groups: challenging oil and steel giants
Friends of the Earth Europe is campaigning to raise awareness about the impacts of extractive industries. Many developing countries have large reserves of natural resources, such as oil, gas, coal, gold and copper. But decades of irresponsible oil, mining and gas exploration have produced devastating social and environmental effects in many developing countries.
funding and membership support
Resisting oil, mining and gas program highlights
The Resisting Mining, Oil and Gas Program is based on a vision in which the world does not depend on minerals, oil and gas. Its objective is to dismantle corporate control over minerals, oil and gas, and to stop the destruction and violations of communities and ecosystems.
File financial report 2009
member groups
Friends of the Earth International is made up of the activities and actions of our 76 member groups, and it is our mission to support and strengthen their work at the local level.
Opposing the certification of palm oil, jatropha and sugar cane monocultures
Our campaign to expose the role that agrofuels corporations have played in misleading the public was heard by the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority, who ruled that an advertisement placed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and aired on the BBC was misleading because it said that Malaysian palm oil is sustainable.
Agrofuels campaign highlights in 2008
The main goal of FoEI's agrofuels campaign is to halt the development, production and trade of agrofuels, which is threatening food sovereignty and biodiversity, and has been shown to be a false solution to the climate crisis.
Forest and Biodiversity program highlights
The Forest and Biodiversity Program’s objective is to strengthen and promote sustainable local initiatives for the protection and local use of forests and biodiversity. We resist and mobilize against destructives practices, actions and policies that destroy forests and biodiversity. We also work to build and strengthen, a global movement for forests, biodiversity and the communities that depend on them, in the medium and long term.
denouncing corporate driven policies
FoEI has been one of the most active groups working on the topic of trade and climate change. Through policy articles, press releases, public interventions and seminars, we have highlighted how the ‘development-as-usual’ approach of the EU in particular, has aimed to expand corporate-friendly trade rules by deregulating and liberalizing energy markets: this contradicts its own commitment to fighting climate change.
Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism (ejrn) program
The overall goal of the EJRN program for 2008 was to create sustainable societies by building people’s power and dismantling corporate power, stopping corporate-led neo-liberalism and globalization, and challenging the institutions and governments that promote unequal and unsustainable economic systems.
focusing on the links between industrial agriculture and trade
In 2008, FoE groups from all regions compiled case studies focused on defending territories and land rights from agribusiness and controversial agricultural expansions, such as deforestation for palm plantations in Asia or land evictions for soy and tree monocultures in South America.
strengthening the fight for a GM-free world
The fight for a GM-free world is still a priority for the food sovereignty movement. In 2008, FoEI continued providing a comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in agriculture.
Food Sovereignty Program highlights in 2008
In 2008, FoEI’s Food Sovereignty Program contributed effectively to the implementation of the agenda agreed by the food sovereignty movement at the Nyeleni Forum, (the first International Forum for Food Sovereignty organized in Selingue, Mali, in February 2007).
Climate justice and energy program highlights
The CJE Program’s overall objective is to build a diverse, effective and global movement for climate justice. Climate justice is a right-based approach to the climate crisis with holds those historically responsible for the climate crisis to account. Climate justice demands structural changes to tackle neo-liberalism and radically reduce consumption. In keeping with FoEI’s mission to influence policies and policy dialogue, the CJE Program also aims to ensure that by rich industrialized Annex I countries commit to needed emissions reductions, and appropriate and sufficient financing and transfers of technology to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, allowing a just transition to sustainable, fossil-free societies.
cameroon: corporations and biodiversity
Cameroon is in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, one of the world’s largest reservoirs of biodiversity. Yet unsustainable logging, mining and large construction projects carried out by foreign transnational corporations are threatening Cameroon’s Indigenous communities and wildlife.
redd publication: reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries
In December 2008, the FoEI Climate Justice and Energy program launched a comprehensive critical analysis of United Nations negotiations on the REDD mechanisms. REDD is an acronym for "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries".
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In 2008, Friends of the Earth International counted 77 member groups and 14 affiliates, uniting more than 2 million members and supporters around the world.
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