Environment and Ecology
The Friendship Office promotes policies that address the structural causes of climate change. We realize that the valiant community based development and reforestation efforts that we support can literally be swept away without binding global policies.

News and Analysis

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An interview with Paul Oquist, Nicaragua's representative to the Climate Negotiations in Paris: www.climatechangenews.com/2015/11/30/nicaragua-to-defy-un-in-climate-pledge-refusal/ 
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An Indigenous Call for Unprecedented, Unified Action for Protecting and Restoring the Sacred to All Members of the Human Family:  See the declaration at:   http://www.fwii.net/profiles/blogs/declaration-of-indigenous-summit-of-the-americas-april-10-2015
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Elizabeth Peredo Beltran*
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An article from ALAI reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the demise of the FTAA:   www.alainet.org/en/articulo/173379 
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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change. They will also need to address its closely connected...