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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
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.
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.
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.
Food Sovereignty Program highlights
The Food Sovereignty Program’s objective is to resist and expose industrial corporate-led agriculture and promote food sovereignty.
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.
poland: "bikes for climate" action
One of the most eye-catching activities co-organized during the Climate Summit in Poznan in December was a bike tour around the Old Town organized by the FoE Poland.
redd publication: reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries
In December 2008, the FoEI Climate Justice and Energy program launched a comprehensive critical analysis of United Nations negotiations on the REDD mechanisms. REDD is an acronym for "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries".
december: poznan climate talks
Each year the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change holds negotiating sessions known as the "COP" (conference of parties). The most recent one was COP14, that took place in Poznań, Poland in December 2008.
december: young people from across europe meet EU ministers and demand wrap it up!
European environment ministers arriving at crucial climate negotiations in Poland in December received messages sent by over a thousand young people urging them to 'wrap up' climate change.
friends of the earth international website
In the last quarter of 2008, the Friends of the Earth International website received an average of 20,000 visitors each month, with a total of 60,000 page views. During the course of the year, visitors and page views increased by 5 percent.
friends of the earth in the media in 2008
In 2008, a broad and growing spectrum of media organizations, spanning from the world's leading newspapers to niche websites, carried Friends of the Earth International's messages to audiences around the world.
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