Welcome to Choose the world you want – a festival of climate, Fairtrade and you. 22 February to 7 March 2021.

This page lists all events that have taken place – or that will take place – during the festival. To browse upcoming events, please see our Lineup page.

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22 February 7:00 pm | Guardian Live

Guardian Live: how is the climate crisis impacting the global food supply?

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

We’ve partnered with Guardian Live events to bring together Fairtrade farmers, environmental experts and climate writers to ask: how is the climate crisis affecting our global food supply and the people behind it?

24 February 7:30 pm | YouTube

Creativity Against The Climate Crisis

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Bridgerton actor and Fairtrade Foundation Patron Adjoa Andoh is joined by digital artists, musicians, writers and other wonderfully creative people to discuss how creativity can be used to power up climate campaigning.

24 February 12:00 pm | Zoom

What’s Fairtrade got to do with fighting the Climate Crisis?

Host: Scottish Fair Trade Forum 

A Fairtrade Fortnight roundtable discussion exploring Fairtrade’s role in tackling the climate emergency. Come along to contribute or listen in.

25 February 12:00 pm | Zoom

A conversation with olive farmer Haj Rafeeq Hussein

Host: Zaytoun 

Join Haj Rafeeq Hussein, a Fairtrade olive farmer from the ancient village of Ti’innik, perched high on a terraced hill in Palestine’s West Bank. He will talk about how climate change brings uncertainty to the seasonal rainfall patterns which are crucial for a good crop and how Fairtrade offers a safety net.

2 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

A Multi-Faith Action Forum on Climate Change

Host: University of Derby Chaplaincy 

Hosted by the University of Derby Chaplaincy, this forum aims to inspire faith communities into further action on climate change.  Our multi faith panelists will start by introducing how their faith communities have developed campaigns and actions. Questions and further ideas will then be invited from the audience. Sharing a common concern for our planet, the focus…

2 March 11:30 am | Zoom

Fair Focus: Boosting supply chain climate resilience

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Join us for a climate-special Fair Focus webinar this Fairtrade Fortnight! We’re talking about Boosting Supply Chain Climate Resilience with industry experts from Co-op, Ben & Jerry’s and Cafédirect. Be inspired into action by our panellists, who will discuss how to build sustainability into business supply chains. Hear directly from Fairtrade Africa about the realities for producers who are on the front line of the climate crisis.

3 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

Live Interview and Q&A on Fair Trade

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

In this event, Sussex University Development Society will be joining the city’s Fairtrade group members to get insights on the evolution of Fairtrade, the impact of Covid-19 on farmers and workers and ethical consumption. Come to discuss the importance of promoting the voices of artisanal producers!

4 March 7:00 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Climate Justice for a Fairer World / Cyfiawnder yr Hinsawdd am Fyd Tecach

Host: Fair Trade Wales 

Climate Justice for a Fairer World panel discussion – organised by Swansea Fair Trade Forum and Swansea Environmental Forum, supported by Fair Trade Wales. We have brought together a wealth of expertise on climate, fair trade, education and community action to share their views and experience on this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme – climate justice. The event will include opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.

4 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

How will you reboot the future of food? Inspiring climate action in the classroom

Host: Reboot the Future 

Reboot the Future have teamed up with environmentalist Jonathon Porritt to create a new campaign filling young people with a sense of creativity, optimism and joy, and inspiring them to take action for a better future. Get a sneak peak of their new classroom resources and join them in conversation with Fairtrade Foundation’s CEO Mike Gidney to look at how our choices around food can help to reboot the future.

4 March 7:00 pm | Zoom

Nicaragua: Fairtrade, Hurricanes and Climate Justice

Host: Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign 

In November, two hurricanes of unprecedented strength struck Nicaragua, a consequence of the climate crisis. Small-scale producers such as those from SOPPEXCCA, suffered the consequences of climate extremes for which they are least responsible.
Join our webinar to find out about the impact of the hurricanes on the livelihoods of the producers, how trade justice through Fairtrade helped to mitigate the impact, and why trade and climate justice are inseparable.

6 March 11:00 am | YouTube

The Climate Change Garden

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

Get tips on growing climate-friendly plants at home and on sustainable cooking. Hear about some of the challenges presented by climate change as we’re joined by Permaculture Association’s Chris Warburton-Brown, Fairtrade tea growers from India and eco-chef Tom Hunt.