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costa rica

costa rica: anti-free-trade movement building success
The campaign against the Central American Free Trade Agreement culminated in a major movement building success for COECO/Friends of the Earth Costa Rica.
costa rica: new national network on community forest management
2007 saw the birth of a new country-wide network on community forest management in Costa Rica.
costa rica and el salvador: community exchanges contribute to forest regeneration and organic farming
Rainforests in Central America are threatened by neoliberal policies that promote the replacement of forests with tree plantations, the expansion of monoculture crops such as pineapples, and destructive logging.
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.
friends of the earth international shifts gears in tackling free trade agreements
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) talks moved into a “deep freeze” in 2006, putting the World Trade Organisation’s quest for a multilateral free trade deal on hold. With that global trade agenda stalled, Friends of the Earth International shifted its campaign focus to regional and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs).
latin america and the caribbean
In 2009, Amigos de la Tierra América Latina y Caribe (ATALC – FoE Latin America and the Caribbean) coordinated member group participation in all international programs, ensuring a regional perspective in global campaigning.
latin america and the caribbean
Amigos de la Tierra América Latina y Caribe (ATALC – FoE Latin America and the Caribbean) coordinates member group participation in all international programs, ensuring a regional perspective in global campaigning.
people's sovereignty or corporate interests?
investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms and their impacts on human rights and the environment
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.
foe groups converge on massive social summit in bolivia
In December 2006, FoE members joined more than four thousand other people from social movements and civil society organizations across Latin America and the Caribbean in the beautiful mountain valley city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
april: huge gathering of campaigners on european free trade agreements
In April, Friends of the Earth Europe hosted a key international gathering of campaigners on Free Trade Agreements.
funding and membership support
funding and membership support
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.
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.
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).
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. These groups mobilize people, resist socially and environmentally damaging projects and policies, and help to transform their societies in tens of countries around the world. Their local work in turn allows us to campaign on the regional and international levels, and to seek political support for the rights of people everywhere to sustainable livelihoods and for social, economic, gender and environmental justice.
our biodiversity, our lives photo competition and calendar
Friends of the Earth International ran our fourth annual photo competition in 2009 on the theme of "Our Biodiversity, Our Lives" to mark the occasion of the United Nations' International Year of Biodiversity in 2010.
atalc: building a regional communications strategy
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC ) was created in 2001 to provide member groups with a stronger regional role. Yet to gain more influence over the region’s political spheres and social movements, ATALC must increase its public profile. Two years ago, ATALC’s executive committee realized a comprehensive, coherent communication strategy was required to achieve this.
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