Focus on groups
'Justiça Ambiental’ (JA!) means environmental justice, while ‘JA’ means ‘now’, in Portuguese. JA! was formally registered in 2004, but founded in the late 1990s by a group of friends who were concerned about the manner in which Mozambique was developing in the unregulated global economy. In particular, we were concerned that our leaders were uncritically adopting a pattern of destructive foreign-investment-driven industrial development.
Introducing Danilo Urrea, Friends of the Earth Colombia.
Introducing Laura Meller, Friends of the Earth Finland.
Introducing Lucia Ortiz, Fernando Costa, Bruna Engel and Andre Guerra from Friends of the Earth Brazil.
Introducing Natalia Salvatico and Diego Andres from Friends of the Earth Argentina.
Nnimmo Bassey’s work as Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International has turned him into one of Africa’s leading advocates and campaigners for the environment and human rights. He has tirelessly stood up against the practices of multinational corporations and the environmental devastation they leave behind, destroying the lives and trampling on the rights of local people.
Introducing Palle Bendsen from Friends of the Earth Denmark / NOAH
Abeer AL Butmah is the Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Palestine. Here she talks about the work of the group and the role she plays in the organisation.
Gustavo Castro, one of the founders of Otros Mundos Chiapas, talks about education, support and providing an alternative approach to capitalism in his home country.
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Bangladesh/BELA, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize 2009 for the Asia region for her efforts in the conservation of the environment.