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File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
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.
Forest and Biodiversity program highlights
The Forest and Biodiversity Program’s objective is to strengthen and promote sustainable local initiatives for the protection and local use of forests and biodiversity. We resist and mobilize against destructives practices, actions and policies that destroy forests and biodiversity. We also work to build and strengthen, a global movement for forests, biodiversity and the communities that depend on them, in the medium and long term.
tackling corporate lobbying and greenwash
In 2008, FoEI continued to lead an effective international campaign to address corporate power and influence. This focused on international policies and trends that enable the misuse of corporate power, and included technical support and strategic assistance to other civil society organizations working on these issues.
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.
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.
sweden: south-north dialogue on pulp, paper and plantation struggles
Timber, pulp, sugar cane and agrofuels are all exported from the Global South for consumption in Northern countries, earning vast profits for transnational companies. But the large-scale plantations established to feed the pulp, paper and agrofuels industries have a host of negative social, environmental and economic impacts: they displace local people, devastate biodiversity, exhaust water resources, and impoverish workers, farmers and communities.
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.
foe europe, the netherlands and uruguay: (ex)changing worlds!
Neoliberal economic globalization creates unfair and often damaging links between impoverished nations in the south and rich industrialized countries in the north.
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.
who we are
Friends of the Earth International was founded in 1971 by four organizations from France, Sweden, England and the USA. Today's federation of 77 groups grew from annual meetings of environmentalists from different countries who agreed to campaign together on certain crucial issues, such as nuclear energy and whaling.
who we are
Friends of the Earth International was founded in 1971 by four organizations from France, Sweden, England and the USA. Today's federation of 76 groups grew from annual meetings of environmentalists from different countries who agreed to campaign together on certain crucial issues, such as nuclear energy and whaling.
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