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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
funding and membership support
membership development team
2009 was a very exciting year for membership development. Member groups articulated key membership-related questions and then proposed developing a Membership Development Strategy (MDS) in order to develop general answers to these questions. The MDS was subsequently drafted and will be circulated for further consultation in the regions in 2010.
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
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.
chile: building the movement for climate justice
Before 2008, climate change received only sporadic attention from the media in Chile, and few people beyond the technocrats that participate in UN negotiations and investors in carbon markets had any understanding of the issue. FoEI’s Climate Change program had not yet been able to reach out to civil society in the country, and was thus unable to benefit from debate with and the participation of Chilean people.
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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?
our strategic plan
Since 2005, Friends of the Earth International has been engaged in developing and implementing an ambitious strategic plan for the federation.
swaziland: poverty eradication through protecting biodiversity and food sovereignty
Most Swazis live in rural areas and depend on farming for their livelihoods. Many people live in chronic poverty and food shortages are widespread. AIDS is taking a heavy toll: more than 40% of the population is believed to be infected with HIV.
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