Read what media have to say on Fairtrade’s attendance at COP18.
Farmers seek new income from Fairtrade carbon credits
AlertNet (Thomson Reuters humanitarian news site)
Fairtrade farmers in the fight against climate change
Fairtrade’s Producer Networks Issue Statement Calling for Support on Climate Change
Fair Trade Resource Network
Fairtrade farmers call for fair climate...
Farmer representatives explain how climate change is affecting their crops at COP18:
Chief Adam Tampuri, Chairman Fairtrade Africa board
Nasser Abufarha, producer representative Middle East
Tomy Mathew, producer representative Asia & Pacific
Carlos Eugenio Vargas, producer representative Latin America
Click here to view COP18 statement from farmers
To date there has been minimal representation of Fairtrade farmers at climate change policy platforms. Fairtrade Africa represents the voice of farmers in Africa who are reeling from the effects of climate change. Given the outcomes of COP17 and strategic focus for the system, advocacy in 2012, specifically working towards COP 18, will focus on issues pertaining to:
1. Agriculture in general within the UNFCCC...