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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
south africa and mozambique: east and southern africa unite against oil
Along the quite shores of Lake Albert, which is the sacred source of the Nile, the Dublin-based Tullow Oil company is developing an oil refinery complex using the crude found in this pristine part of Africa. How much longer will Lake Albert keep its beauty, how much longer until the environmental injustice and ecological and human violence of the Niger Delta is brought to bear on this part of the world?
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.
southern africa: challenging the spread of agrofuels
Northern corporations and governments are rushing to obtain cheap land in the South, to produce agrofuel feedstocks. This presents a very real threat to local communities and Indigenous Peoples, whose land is being targeted. It is often claimed that community land is ‘under-utilized’ or ‘marginal’ in order to justify disowning people of their traditional land rights, yet this threatens to displace and dis-empower millions of small-scale subsistence farmers in the South.
africa: mapping the expansion of agrofuels
Switching to agrofuels has been portrayed as a golden opportunity, a ‘green’ solution that could tackle the world’s energy crisis and help to mitigate climate change. Industrialized countries, international financial institutions such as the World Bank, and multinational agribusiness, oil and transport companies are all promoting agrofuels as a panacea to the world’s problems.
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.
haiti: strengthening haitians’ capacity to deal with climate change
Small island states like Haiti are very vulnerable to climate change. According to Aldrin Calixte of Friends of the Earth Haiti / Haiti Survie, “Due to their limited resources, climate-change related catastrophes negatively affect those states' capacity to limit damages, prevent epidemics and rebuilt infrastructure, economies and communities in the long term."
mauritius: addressing climate change damage to island livelihoods
Mauritius is among Africa’s top nations in terms of GDP and living standards. However, on Rodrigues, a semi-autonomous island district 560 kilometres north-east of Mauritius Island, livelihoods and productivity have been deeply affected by climate change. As farmers’ and fishers’ ability to export their produce falls, poverty is on the rise.
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haiti: reforestation to combat climate change
In 2006, Friends of the Earth Haiti / Haiti Survie and Friends of the Earth Mauritius developed a climate change project which concluded with some recommendations, one of which was to take action to mitigate climate change impacts on affected communities. With this aim, FoE Haiti proposed a project to reforest certain zones. The goal was to achieve, on the one hand, watershed protection as a way to stop soil degradation, and on the other hand, to generate additional sources of income for local populations.
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