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FoEE - Friends of the Earth Europe.

Duration: 01-JAN-2017 to 31-DEC -2017

Total budget: 1,596,008.00

EU contribution: 700,000.00

Objectives:

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) is the largest grassroots environmental organisation in Europe with 32 national member groups and a coordinating office in Brussels. Campaigning for sustainable communities and environmental justice, FoEE aims to build wide support across Europe, by promoting environmental justice through its work with communities affected by environmental problems. It builds alliances and works with others to inspire and enable citizens across Europe to become part of a movement for global environmental and social justice.

FoEEs strategy is to work towards a transition to a low-carbon economy, focusing in particular on the EUs climate and energy package for 2030 that is the subject of decision-making in 2016/2017. The NGO is also campaigning to reform the food and agriculture system to protect, preserve and enhance the EUs natural capital by promoting alternatives to the industrial agriculture model.

Other focus areas include the introduction of a natural resource governance system in Europe to put an end to unsustainable consumption and set limits to Europes resource consumption. FoEE is following developments of the 7th EAP and Circular Economy Package. Furthermore, the NGO is campaigning for increased transparency in EU decision-making and corporate accountability. It will thus be especially focusing on the UNs treaty for legally binding rules for transnational corporations, known as the Better Regulation initiative, a code of conduct for members of the European Parliament and the introduction of a mandatory transparency register, a database of special interest groups whose goal is to influence policy- and law-making at the European institutions.

Finally, FoEE will be advocating the mainstreaming of sustainable development and the integration of environmental concerns into the whole project cycle for EU funds to facilitate compliance with EU environmental legislation. It wants to ensure that infrastructure investments achieve the EUs long-term climate and energy goals, namely the development of an energy union and the 2030 climate and energy targets.

Project completion date : 2017-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE

Address : Mundo-b building,

Rue d-Edimbourg 26,

1050 Brussels

Country :Belgium

Url : http://www.foeeurope.org/

Financier : EUROPEAN UNION (EU),

Financier address : EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Rue de la Loi, 170 - 1040 Bruxelles

Belgium

Tel. : (+32-2) 295 38 44

Fax (+32-2) 295 01 66

http://europa.eu

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:4EUBL
Date:May 8, 2017
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