Help bring Fair Trade Enterprises to the Berlin Fair Trade Summit
We are crowdfunding to raise funds so more Fair Trade Enterprises can attend the International Fair Trade Summit in May 2022. In partnership with Forum Fairer Handel and Weltladen-Dachverband, we aim at making this Fair Trade Summit the most inclusive Summit yet.
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The Berlin Summit will be the first and largest post-pandemic physical gathering for the Fair Trade movement, bringing together people and organisations representing the length of the Fair Trade supply chain. It will focus on forging new partnerships and creating new commercial opportunities that would benefit workers, farmers and artisans around the world. This is a unique opportunity to support the largest global celebration of Fair Trade and help Fair Traders come to Berlin. You can hear from Fair Trade producers and artisans through this link. Any amount you can contribute helps! This might be your first donation to our movement. But what a first donation!
Fair Trade Towns In Focus: Chanchamayo, Peru
This month we are traveling to Peru where in May 2019 on the day of the World Fair Trade Day, the local authorities and Fair Trade Organisations supported the initiative and proposal to make Chanchamayo a Fair Trade Town. This is what makes Fair Trade Towns around the world unique. They are locally driven, a truly grassroots initiative. A few months later, in September 2019, Chanchamayo officially became a Fair Trade Town. The Chanchamayo city is well known for its high quality coffee. Most of the local organisations are food producers, mainly producing coffee, cacao and fruits.
COP26: The Fair Trade movement works together to place fairness at the heart of climate ambitions
The outcomes of COP26 that took place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November were disappointing as they lacked ambition, namely in relation to climate finance for small producers in the global south. The Fair Trade movement is presently preparing a statement on the results of the recent climate summit in Glasgow.
To attract the attention of the global leaders, the Fair Trade movement prepared a position paper weeks ahead of the conference. Various initiatives were held and collaborated by Fair Trade organisations:
- Fashion and the climate - WFTO, and its regional branch WFTO Europe and the Fairtrade National Campaigner Committee in the UK organised a live webinar where speakers discussed climate-friendly solutions in fashion pioneered by Fair Trade and ethical brands.
- Farmers’ petition - an open letter sent on behalf of Fairtrade producers worldwide and calling on policymakers to keep their promise to provide finance to low-income nations disproportionately hit by the climate crisis.
- Advocacy debate - The Fair Trade Advocacy Office put together a debate called “Youth and decision-makers discuss nature, energy, water and sustainability in the global economy”, in which young leaders, including Rachel Banda, a coffee producer from Malawi, discussed with policymakers youth participation in climate and sustainability decision-making.