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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
guatemala: mapping and resisting transnational corporations and capital
Guatemala is a focus for transnational companies and capital seeking to access Guatemala’s rich natural resources and commercial potential. The Guatemalan government’s support for this trend is reflected in its willingness to construct vast megaprojects, and to open Guatemala’s markets to other countries’ goods and capital through free trade agreements. The serious social and environmental consequences that these projects and pacts can have on Guatemala’s communities and people are overlooked.
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.
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
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.
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.
ATALC: Sustainability School
building capacity to resist, mobilize and transform in latin america and the caribbean
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.
halting destructive projects
In 2008, we continued to work on numerous national and international campaigns to halt projects financed and/or promoted by international financial institutions (IFIs) and multinational corporations, that threaten the livelihoods of vulnerable communities by damaging the environment and decreasing local control over resources.
disclosing the truth, building awareness and mobilizing against corporate abuses
In 2008, FoEI continued campaigning on specific corporations in sectors that harm the environment. This entailed research and monitoring of EU-based companies working in the oil and gas, agrofuels and forest extraction sectors, and their actions in the South.
fighting free trade agreements
Working in collaboration with other civil society groups from all over the world, FoEI has strongly resisted corporate-friendly liberalization proposals at the WTO, with a particular emphasis on the Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) negotiations on natural resources and ‘non-tariff barriers’.
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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