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Small-scale farmers must be supported in the fight against climate change

The International Fair Trade Movement today called on the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce transparent, fair and binding mechanisms for trade justice in order to achieve climate justice in their negotiations at COP24. 

Across the globe there exists an endless supply of conscious products created as either a means to lift communities out of a cycle of exploitation or to set an example for sustainable and fair business practice.

Poverty in a world of plenty is hard to stomach. But sadly, hundreds of millions of people across the world are trapped in extreme poverty. And last year, the number of people going hungry rose to 821 million. The world economy is failing too many.