30.09.2021

Fairtrade Farmers: Our Food and the Fight for Climate Justice

Chair: Mary Kinyua, Oserian Flowers, Kenya and Fairtrade International representative to the COP President’s Civil Society and Youth Council

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Franklin Kouamé, Cocoa Farmer and Fairtrade Africa
  • Andres Gonzales, Sugar Farmer and Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Producers and Workers
  • Muniraju Shivanna, Sugar farmer and Fairtrade Network of Asian & Pacific Producers
  • Cheryl Pinto, Global Values Led Sourcing Manager, Ben & Jerry’s

A live, interactive panel discussion with Fairtrade farmer representatives from the Producer Networks and business leaders to discuss what further action is needed from citizens, business and governments to scale-up global efforts to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

In order to achieve global climate targets, we need to transform the global food system and its relationship with global trade. Those already facing the harshest effects of the climate crisis must be a central part of building solutions for a just transition to a truly sustainable global food system.

Farming communities in climate vulnerable nations across the Global South are amongst those already experiencing the worst effects of climate change. We’ll hear some of the ways they are already taking action to adapt and support their communities and transition to more climate-friendly farming methods.