Fairtrade at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21)

30 November - 6 December in Paris

Fairtrade staff and producers will be attending COP21 to present the Fairtrade Climate Standard and launch Fairtrade Carbon Credits, and to raise Fairtrade farmers’ concerns about climate change. We are taking part in the following events:

Partnerships to improve agricultural resilience and productivity in a changing climate

When: Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 - 11:30-13:00
Where: Official side event inside the negotiations - Room 3
An event organized by Fairtrade’s Producer Networks and the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), as part of Farmers’ Day at the conference. Farmers from around the world and experts from science, finance and the market will discuss the possibilities and practicalities of improving agricultural resilience and productivity as the climate changes, and examine the value of partnerships.

Presentation of the Fairtrade Climate Standard: towards a more holistic and fairer carbon approach

When: Thursday, 03 Dec 2015 - 13:15- 14:45
Where: Official side event inside the negotiations - Room 4

Despite the proven benefits of carbon finance projects, credibility is at risk. The Fairtrade Climate Standard could bring much needed fairness to the carbon market through access, participation and training of smallholders and extra funds to invest in climate adaptation. FairClimateFund and GERES will share their project experiences.

Launch of Fairtrade Carbon Credits
When: Friday, 04 Dec 2015 – 15:00 - 19:30
Where: Paris city centre. By invitation only.

Meet the partners in this innovative initiative to share responsibility for mitigating climate change in the vulnerable farms and communities most affected. Together with Gold Standard, project developers and commercial partners we will be launching Fairtrade Carbon Credits and holding a panel discussion, followed by a cocktail and networking event. Speakers include Deutsche Post DHL Group, Marks & Spencer, Atmosfair and FairClimateFund.

COP21 Solutions: Discover the Fairtrade Climate Heroes

When: Sat 5 – Sun 6 Dec 2015 – 14:00-15:30 each day
Where: Grand Palais

A chance to meet and discuss with Fairtrade producers about climate change and the actions they are taking. On Sunday the event will be preceded by a free Fairtrade brunch. Organized by Max Havelaar France.

Global Landscapes Forum: Food Security & Livelihoods

When: Sunday 6 December
Where: Palais de Congrès de Paris

Fairtrade will have a stand in the Food Security and Livelihoods Pavilion. In addition, Fairtrade producers will take part in the following discussion sessions:

13:55 - 14:40: What is Climate Justice?

15:45 - 16:30: How to ensure responsible practices along the agricultural commodity supply chains? A multi-stakeholder dialogue.

17:35 - 18:20 Agro-Ecology As a Critical Mitigation and Adaptation Solution

Fairtrade Africa's 10th Anniversary

Regional celebrations are planned in Nairobi, Kenya on 24 September 2015, in Capetown, South Africa on 5-8 October 2015, and in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 10-13 November 2015.

Events will include business workshops, field visits, panel discussions and Fairtrade Africa’s Commemorative Book launch.

For more information visit the Fairtrade Africa website.

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