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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
brazil: challenging investors in brazilian agrofuels
The lucrative agrofuels sector continues to be promoted by many as a clean green solution to climate change. Yet increasing demand for agrofuels gives large companies yet another reason to ‘grab’ land from traditional owners and users, and continue to destroy forests. The intensive production of agrofuels can even lead to more greenhouse gases being emitted than would have happened if fossil fuels had been used. Industrial agrofuels are part of the problem, not the solution.
european groups: exposing the real impacts of agrofuels
Friends of the Earth Europe believes that the current rush to develop agrofuels is ill-conceived and will contribute to an already unsustainable trade in plant-based oils, whilst not solving the problems of climate change or energy security.
funding and membership support
sustainability school
The annual Sustainability School convened by Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) provides space for a new form of learning and information exchange in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now in its third year, it is also forging strong new links between member groups, and with allies in the region.
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
climate capsule delivers people’s messages to copenhagen
A multimedia Climate Capsule conveyed the voices of hundreds of people around the world to negotiators at the COP-15 climate change negotiations in Copenhagen and the people’s parallel Klimaforum09. These messages, collected by Friends of the Earth groups around the world, included graphic accounts of people’s experiences of climate change, and arrived in many different forms, including text, audio files, videos, photos and drawings.
voices of the south speak out on climate justice
During Friends of the Earth International’s BGM in Swaziland in 2007, concerns about the need to communicate the issue of climate change more effectively were discussed. Friends of the Earth Latin America (ATALC) decided to create a book about climate change and climate justice, from the Latin American perspective. FoE Chile volunteered to fund and coordinate the project. Final decisions about the content and the structure of the book were taken together with the Movement of Victims Affected by Climate Change (MOVIAC) at ATALC’s regional assembly in El Salvador, in June 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.
real world radio: voicing the concerns of thousands
Radio Mundo Real (Real World Radio, or RWR) is Friends of the Earth's online multilingual radio service run by Friends of the Earth Uruguay/REDES. It was established in September 2003 to cover the protests at the World Trade Organization’s 5th Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico. It supports social movements, networks and organizations resisting liberalization.
training for campaigners, communicators, and journalists
In April 2009, Friends of the Earth International organized a one-day training for campaigners in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, during which participants started developing a federation-wide communications strategy on food sovereignty. During a skill-share, participants also improved their media messaging skills.
ATALC: Sustainability School
building capacity to resist, mobilize and transform in latin america and the caribbean
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
The campaign’s main objective is to stop the production, trade and consumption of agrofuels, by raising public awareness about its negative impacts on local communities and globally.
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.
Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism (ejrn) program highlights
The EJRN Program’s objective is to build 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.
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.
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