14- September- 2010
The Green Cities project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the PENGON-FoE Palestine and its partners.
Reaching out to schools and educating the young generation is a crucial part of the Green Cities project. The Green Cities project aims to build Local Authorities’ capacity to understand and manage the environmental impacts of their work. It will further lay in place infrastructure needs in a specific management area. This will give LA. more time to devote on other good governance projects area. The high rates of poverty throughout the West Bank indicate that efforts to reduce consumption and waste and to increase reuse of materials could have a concrete benefit on households.
PENGON-FOE Palestine is saddened and outraged by the Israeli attack on the Free Gaza flotilla. Israeli elite navy corps stormed the ships filled with 700 civilians, killing 19 according to reports and injuring dozens.
This marks the latest attack in an escalation of violence and repression against all those standing up against Israeli crimes. From the attacks on the international solidarity activists on board the Free Gaza flotilla – Israel has decided to silence by death or imprisonment all those ready to speak out.
What happened moves the Israeli attack to a new level: Israel has targeted a Turkish ship in international waters filled with passengers from a dozen countries around the world including people of conscience young and old, aid workers, European MPs and holocaust survivors. Not content with massacres against the Palestinian population, international solidarity is in Israel’s crosshairs now.
People telling the true story, people defying the dictates of Israeli racist and colonial laws have become a threat to Israeli apartheid. Ironically, this brutal attack highlights the strength people can have when they are determined to resist power and injustice.
The Israeli attack was well prepared and according to Israeli news the political establishment had calculated that limited media backlash was less important than keeping the people in Gaza cut off from the world and humanitarian aid.
It is time to end Israeli apartheid, colonialism and aggression now!
Therefore, PENGON-FOE Palestine calls on all activists around the world to hold protests and vigils in memory of the people killed on board the ships. We urge international solidarity groups to work with even more determination to build a strong and effective movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions until Israel respects human rights and international law, and until justice prevails in Palestine.
10- May -2010PENGON- FOE Palestine Coordinator attends annul APAC meeting in Indonesia
PENGON – FOE Palestine's Coordinator in Ramallah, Abeer AL Butmeh, recently attended the annul regional meeting for ASIA Pacific in Indonesia .
The meeting is organized annually to discuss the regional environmental programs and to strengthen the Asia region which is part of the Friends of the Earth International.
PENGON and GS Launch "Strengthening the capacity of local authorities forward to sustainable environmental development"
AL Galleele Society, Shafa Amer, and Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network, Ramallah, today officially launched their Partnership Project by signing a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines their two years program that funded by EU. A press conference was organized today in Shafa amer to launch the project.The tow-year program will target 6 local authorities; we will target schools (teachers and students) in a comprehensive awareness program mainly in solid waste. We will create teacher two working groups of experts in solid waste management and hazardous and medical wastes.
4- June- 2009
PENGON-FOE Palestine in collaboration with Environment Quality Authority(EQA) has celebrated WEDPENGON-FOE Palestine in collaboration with Environment Quality Authority(EQA) has launched series of activities in the occasion of World Environment Day on 4th June in Ramallah city. The activities were lectures discussed the impact of climate change in our country, and how we can combat climate change by every individual's efforts, no matter how small. The participants were , individuals, organizations’ employees, community and youth groups , each of them called a slogan to protect our environment and paint it on a balloon which was flown at the end of the ceremony.After that PENGON and EQA in collaboration with AL Bereh Municipality organized clean-up campaigns in the city’s streets.
14- March- 2009
PENGON_ FOE Palestine Participates in WWF in Istanbul
The 5th World Water Forum (WWF) started yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Ayman Rabi and Saleh Rabi are among hundreds water activists presence in Istanbul.
NGOs and social movements are organizing two events in opposition to the
5th World Water Forum that will be held in Istanbul.
Yesterday, Turkish and international activists organized a peaceful march towards the entrance of the 5th WWF in Beyoglu. Turkish police forces, outnumbering by far protesters, quickly intervened and charged, using rubber bullets, separating Turkish activists from international protesters and violently dispersing the action.
5- March- 2009
PENGON organizes a workshop for PENGON Strategic Plan Development
Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON), held a workshop for Strategic plan development in Ramallah . SWOT analysis were discussed by PENGON members .