Farmers demand climate justice
Farming communities are on the front line of the climate crisis. In an open letter, 1.8 million Fairtrade farmers and workers called for urgent action, asking governments at COP26 to be fair with their $100 billion climate promise. Their letter outlined four key actions that will help protect global food supplies and limit further damage.
Thank you! Over 30,000 of you signed a petition in support of the farmers’ requests.
A Fairtrade delegation was at COP26 representing Fairtrade producers across the world, and the millions of other small scale farmers and agricultural workers whose livelihoods are under threat from the climate crisis.
Mary Kinyua, Fairtrade’s Head of Delegation for COP26 and Kenyan flower farmer, responded to the final communique of the summit.
The petition supporting farmers’ asks has now closed, but it’s not too late to join the journey to climate justice. Sign up today to find out how you can stand with farmers and workers taking on the climate crisis.
What farmers are asking for and why
1. Deliver the $100bn
2. Be honest
3. Cut carbon trade
4. Regulate businesses
What is cop26?
COP (Conference of the Parties) is a global UN summit on climate change and how to tackle it. This year is the 26th meeting, originally planned for 2020 but now taking place in Glasgow, in the UK, from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
COP26 is critical in ensuring the Paris Agreement progresses towards its targets and that countries are held accountable to their promises.
COP26 is our last, best chance. Politicians must act now to protect the future of our planet and life on it.
The Paris Agreement was set in 2015 with the goal of limiting global warming to below 2°C and since then, promises have been made but very little has changed.
Now is the time to deliver on promises and drive real change to limit the effects of a changing climate.
Businesses that have signed the pledge
These Fairtrade partner businesses have committed to key actions in support of farmers and workers.