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EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East Cooperation Circle

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100+ Members

Traditions: Christian, Islam, Jewish, Nontheist

Action Area: Community Building, Environment, Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Website: http://www.foeme.org

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FoEME is bringing together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage. They seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in our region through their Environmental Peacemaking work. They have offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv and they  are a member of Friends of the Earth International, the largest grassroots environmental network in the world.  They are a project-oriented organization; hence, their work is organized according to projects. Friends of the Earth Middle East have been involved in community development projects in the Jordan Valley since the early 2000s. Some of their ongoing projects: 1-The "Good Water Neighbors" (GWN) project aims at raising awareness of the shared water problems of Palestinians, Jordanians, and Israelis. 2-Projects - Jordan River Rehabilitation, 3-The "Protecting Groundwater" project aims to promote sustainable management of water resources and alleviate pollution of groundwater in Mediterranean Basins.4- FoEME EcoParks, FoEME has developed 3 EcoParks; whether to preserve biodiversity, or as a powerful tool for environmental education, they are important community based projects.5- Jordan River Peace Park, which is considered as the concrete first step towards rehabilitating the Jordan River, endorsed by the mayors and communities on both sides of the River. 

Engaging Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities in the rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River.

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Elizabeth Koch - Yaari

Menachem Begin 90
Tel Aviv

(972) 3 560 4693

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