14 Nov 2022

Media Advisory

At COP27, Fairtrade presents Smallholder Farmers Lead the Way to Scale Climate Solutions

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – The impacts of climate change are changing our planet with each passing day, affecting everything from food production to the livelihoods of the farmers and workers who feed our planet. Some of the communities most vulnerable to the climate crisis are the small-scale farmers and workers in the Fairtrade system. Fairtrade recognizes the importance of environmental protection, and early adaptation to climate change for all, as key pillars to build sustainable livelihoods.

On 15 November, Fairtrade International will showcase the Fairtrade system’s approach to facilitating the implementation of environmental requirements, including measures to enable decarbonization in certified commodities, in its quest to build a fairer and more sustainable future for all.


Smallholder Farmers lead the Way to Scale Climate Solutions


Juan Pablo Solís – Senior Advisor for Climate, Fairtrade International
Carolyn Kariuki – Marketing Manager, Fairtrade Africa
Harriet Lamb – CEO, Ashden
Molly Harriss Olson – Director of Global Partnerships, Fairtrade Australia/New Zealand
Melissa Duncan – Executive Director, Fairtrade International

WHEN: Tuesday 15 November @ 11:30 AM EET

WHERE: Blue Zone – Food and Agriculture Pavilion

CONTACT: Carolyn Kariuki

T: +254 722 472 385 / +20 1050208206

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