Fairtrade farmers and the communities they support depend on the climate for their livelihoods. But the climate emergency caused by centuries of exploitation of people and planet means those livelihoods are under serious and immediate threat.
So, Fairtrade farmers and workers have come together to demand the politicians in the wealthiest nations, those most responsible for the climate crisis
, start to take that responsibility seriously. The 1.8 million Fairtrade farmers and workers of our global Fairtrade community are calling on politicians at COP26 to:
- Ensure that the $100 billion per year they pledged to tackle a changing climate reaches those who need it most
- Take responsibility for international aviation and shipping emissions in their carbon-cutting commitments
- Make trade deals that encourage fair, low-carbon products that allow farmers to invest in sustainable farming
- Strengthen rules that mean businesses invest in fair, sustainable supply chains, and compel those who fall short to meet their responsibilities
Read more about the demands of Fairtrade farmers and workers in their full letter to the politicians preparing for the COP26 summit.