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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
The Food Sovereignty Program’s objective is to resist and expose industrial corporate-led agriculture and promote food sovereignty.
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).
reflecting communities’ experiences of resistance and mobilization
reflecting communities’ experiences of resistance and mobilization and translating them into national and international policy demands
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.
finland: learning from indigenous worldviews
Modern lifestyles in the industrialized world have caused serious damage to the Earth in just a few decades – whilst around the world, Indigenous Peoples have lived sustainably for millennia.
uruguay: real world radio voices concerns of thousands
Radio Mundo Real (Real World Radio) is an online multilingual radio service run by Friends of the Earth Uruguay / REDES.
guatemala: focusing in on global europe during americas social forum
The European Union’s ‘Global Europe’ strategy, which aims to secure markets and natural resources for European companies, threatens people and the environment across the world.
guatemala: creating a toolkit for community consultations on mining
Mining is having a devastating and worsening impact on the environment and people’s livelihoods and culture in Guatemala, but the government still plans to expand mining activity. This dire situation is compounded by the fact that there is a lack of accessible information on the impacts of mining and how communities can resist it. As a result many people are influenced by propaganda which portrays mining as being beneficial to development.
el salvador: building a movement to resist climate change
Climate change is severely affecting the environment and people’s livelihoods in Central America. Rainfall patterns are changing, storms, flooding and droughts are increasing, and crops are failing, pushing poor communities deeper into poverty.
atalc: working together with indigenous peoples in the fight for climate justice
Many of the people most affected by the impacts of climate change are Indigenous Peoples and local communities who have not previously been engaged in or able to influence the development of climate change policies.
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.
programs and campaigns highlights in 2009
In 2009, Friends of the Earth International had six active international programs and campaigns. Within these we coordinated a wide range of actions at the international, regional, national and local levels, that improve the ability of peoples and communities around the world to secure sustainable livelihoods and protect our environment for generations to come.
did you know?
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.
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.
cyberaction successes in 2008
Cyberactivists from around the world helped us to achieve these victories throughout 2008.
new members, executive committee and chair
Members of Friends of the Earth International voted in new members, a new chair, and a new executive committee at the 2008 Biannual General Meeting in Honduras.
member group victories in 2007
Beyond campaigning together on our international programs, our 69 member groups and 14 affiliate groups also run diverse and exciting campaigns and projects at home and in the field.
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.
funding and membership support
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