Are you passionate about trade justice, environmental protection and Guernsey’s contribution to these two global issues? Then come along to the Fairtrade Steering Group meeting on Thursday 1st October, 7.30pm at Capelles Community Centre. Amongst other things we’ll be planning activities for Fairtrade Fortnight in Feb/Mar 2021 – which will coincide with Guernsey’s 15th anniversary as a Fairtrade Island. We’d love to see some new faces! Feel free to message us if you’d like some more info.
Tackling climate change is at the heart of the fair trade movement, as it threatens the livelihoods of those we are working to protect.
Fairtrade farmers are among the people who have contributed the least to the climate crisis but are already considerably affected; studies show Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change. It takes 21 people from Cote d’Ivoire to have the same carbon footprint as one person in the UK. Farmers rely on the land they farm for their livelihoods and yet, due to low incomes, those in the Global South often have lower resilience to face the impacts of climate breakdown.
Environmental protection is deeply ingrained in Fairtrade. 2.38 million hectares of farmland are protected by Fairtrade climate change adaptation plans. We support farmers to combat climate change through technical advice, fairer wages, special partner supported programmes and our environmentally friendly Fairtrade Standards.
Find out more……..
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FAIRTRADE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
Millions of people across the globe who provide us with our food and fashion are on the front line of the climate emergency. They’re trapped in an unfair trading system that will only drive us further into crisis.
But crucially, together, we can still win a better future.
Fairtrade farmers and workers are fighting back demanding trade that will create a sustainable future for people and planet, and using sustainable farming techniques in line with our Fairtrade Standards.
They are already taking steps to tackle climate change. Will you join them? Add you name to stand with farmers and show businesses and the government in this country we will not accept inaction.
Sign to join the Fairtrade fight against the climate crisis
AGM – Thursday 16th July at 6.30pm at Moores Hotel, followed by a Steering Group meeting at 7pm, followed by dinner for those who wish/are able to to stay.
All welcome. If you’d like to enjoy the meal please email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 7th July at the latest and we can show you the menus.
If you have a concern for farmers and their communities in the developing world, a desire to see Guernsey grow its support and an enthusiasm to help, you and your friends are very welcome.
Thursday 18 June 2020, 11.00 a.m. @ The Tearoom, Sausmarez Manor, St Martin’s.
Have a cup of coffee and read about the role of Fairtrade in the future of farming and how its focus from gender imbalances to promoting farming technology and climate change mitigation plans contributes to a more sustainable future for farmers and supply chains for all.