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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.
fighting free trade agreements
Working in collaboration with other civil society groups from all over the world, FoEI has strongly resisted corporate-friendly liberalization proposals at the WTO, with a particular emphasis on the Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) negotiations on natural resources and ‘non-tariff barriers’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
uruguay: global europe publication
The European Union is promoting an agenda of aggressive trade liberalization, called ‘Global Europe’. Through Global Europe, the EU is pushing to liberalize services in Southern countries; gain access to and control over strategic reserves of natural resources; liberalize government procurement; protect intellectual property rights; increase protection for European investments; and eliminate so-called ‘trade barriers’.
Uruguay: we are surrounded
The expansion of soy monoculture and tree plantations in Uruguay has led to an increasing concentration of land in the hands of a just a few foreign corporations and big landowners. Both soy and trees are meant for export markets. The soybeans are exported without any kind of processing, and eucalyptus trees are either exported as logs, or transformed into cellulose paste.
uruguay: environmental dictionary
Defining key concepts and meanings for foei.
uruguay: helping family farms to recover disappearing seed varieties
Natural varieties of seed, adapted to Uruguay’s ecosystems, are being lost, especially because of the increasing global trend towards planting genetically modified organisms. This loss of locally-adapted crop varieties is undermining small-scale agricultural production and threatens Uruguay’s food sovereignty.
uruguay: a website for children
Friends of the Earth International is committed to reaching people of all ages in every part of the world. Engaging with children is vital if we are to support them in their quest for answers to their concerns about social and environmental issues. If we are to build a fair and sustainable world, it is also fundamental to involve children from an early age in defending our environment and our rights.
uruguay: real world radio voices concerns of thousands
Radio Mundo Real (Real World Radio) is an online multilingual radio service run by Friends of the Earth Uruguay / REDES.
paraguay: sowing seeds for change
The Río de la Plata Basin, the estuary of the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, which separates Uruguay and Argentina, is threatened by mega projects including pipelines, dams and highways.
guatemala: focusing in on global europe during americas social forum
The European Union’s ‘Global Europe’ strategy, which aims to secure markets and natural resources for European companies, threatens people and the environment across the world.
brazil: resisting the garabi dam
The Initiative for the Integration of the South American Regional Infrastructure (IIRSA) is a development plan which involves the construction of highways, mega dams, ports and pipelines across South America, particularly in remote, isolated regions. If built, these will have devastating consequences for Indigenous People, biodiversity and the climate and could lead to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
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