Internationalist solidarity system focal points

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Our Internationalist Solidarity System (ISS) which responds to violations and mobilises internationalist support for threatened peoples and communities, is supported by focal points in each region.

Danilo Urrea

Danilo Urrea

Latin America & the Caribbean

Danilo is a philosopher from the National University of Colombia. He has been linked to Friends of the Earth International since 2003, working on territorial research processes in Colombia and Latin America, with particular focus on the privatisation, commodification and financialisation of water and on the extractive mining-energy model. In his country and across the region, he has contributed to documenting environmental issues, running grassroots and environmental education, and strengthening grassroots and community-based communications. He has worked as an international correspondent for Real World Radio. Danilo has been the Regional Facilitator for ATALC (Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean) since 2016, and is one of two regional ISS focal points.

Natalia Salvatico

Natalia Salvático

Latin America & the Caribbean

Natalia is a designer and illustrator for organisations focused on environment and social economies. Since joining the environmental justice movement of Friends of the Earth Argentina in 2000, she has been involved in grassroots environmental education, defending water, economic justice, defending peoples’ rights, and feminism. She was the Chair of the organisation from 2011 to 2022. Natalia is currently one of two ISS focal points for ATALC.

Alice Portal

Alice Portal

Europe

Alice is the solidarity campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe. She joined FoEE in 2023 after graduating and has primarily focused on campaigns against the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Currently, Alice serves as one of the two regional ISS focal points for FoEE.

Chalani Rubesinghe

Chalani Rubesinghe

Asia Pacific

Chalani holds a Master's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Since joining Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka in 2012, she has held various roles such as Environment Officer, Project Facilitator, Regional Campaigner, and Fundraiser. Her main areas of work include project planning and management focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, food sovereignty, energy sovereignty, and chemical governance. Chalani has contributed to documenting and disseminating knowledge to the general public on various environmental issues, including environmental conservation, climate change, false solutions, waste trade, agroecology, and hazardous chemicals in products. Since May 2023, she has been serving as the focal point for ISS."