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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
european groups: big ask gets great response
With climate change a key priority for Friends of the Earth’s groups across Europe, national 'Big Ask' campaigns were a key priority in 2009. The Big Ask is directed at national governments, and aims to bring about real and immediate change by calling for binding national laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
european groups: resistance to gmos continues to grow
Friends of the Earth Europe tracks and challenges the biotechnology industry’s activities, publishing an annual report on the state of the industry. Its 2009 report, "Who Benefits from GM crops? Feeding the biotech giants, not the world’s poor," looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely to ever, contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.
european groups: new laws protect forests and biodiversity
Friends of the Earth’s groups in Europe continue a long tradition of campaigning to protect forests and biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
film and video
In 2008, we deepened our commitment to provide video and film material for our audiences around the world. Our efforts were focused in several complementary areas: a major film documentary that was screened on mainstream television; many video clips on different issues produced by our groups and posted on websites; and our community testimonies, which can be downloaded from our website.
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.
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.
peru: challenging camisea: campaign targets devastating gas project
Possibly the Amazon’s most damaging fossil fuel development, the $1.6 billion Camisea Gas Project has pushed two pipelines through a globally-significant Amazon biodiversity hotspot. It aims to extract gas inside the Kugapakori-Nahua State Reserve, where Indigenous peoples live in voluntary isolation from society.
cyberaction successes in 2007
Cyberactivists from around the world helped us to achieve these victories throughout 2007.
spain: victory as balearic islands declared gmo free
In an important victory in the battle against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Balearic Islands, which are located on the east coast of Spain, saw their parliament approve a "proposición no de ley" (non-legislative proposal) declaring the islands a "GMO-free zone" in October 2007.
france: “5 minutes of rest for the planet” a huge success
Friends of the Earth France is pleased to announce that the recent “5 minutes of rest for the planet” action of February 1, 2007 was a huge success.
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