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Climate Crisis Declaration

This time next year November 2021

world leaders will be coming together in Glasgow for a global summit that could make or break efforts to tackle the climate crisis.  But we can’t wait until next year to stand with those farmers and workers already feeling the worst effects of that crisis. Now is the time to push for radical, urgent action on a global scale. It’s time to sign the Climate Declaration.  Both SIGBI and UKPAC have signed the Climate Declaration.  You can too individually or as a group.

If you are part of a Fairtrade Community group, or a Fairtrade faith group, you can sign up together. Just select ‘I am a community, faith, school or sports group’ before signing.

Like many other rural workers in the Global South, Ivorian Cocoa Farmer Ebrottié is already finding increasingly unpredictable seasons, more common plant diseases and erratic weather patterns threatening his livelihood. Sign the Climate Declaration to demand radical climate action that offers real support to farmers like him.

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By choosing Fairtrade, we’re choosing to put more power and more money in the hands of farmers and workers, as they work hard to adapt to a rapidly changing climate which brings new challenges every day.

But by working together we can do even more, and with this joint Climate Coalition declaration – already signed by over 100,000 people – we can convince more businesses, politicians and members of the general public that we need urgent action.

All parts of our Fairtrade movement are already getting involved.

Producers of brilliant Fairtrade products like Ben and Jerry’s have joined us in signing the Climate Declaration.

They’re also marking their commitment to tackling the climate crisis by launching Save our Swirled NOW! It’s a new look for their non-dairy coconutterly caramel flavour with swirls of caramel cookies and chocolatey chunks (complete with Fairtrade ingredients delivering a fairer deal for farmers and workers of course.)

Available all across the UK right now.

Fairtrade Community Groups have been doing their bit too.

From Perth and Kinross to Sudbury, and from Neston to Brampton, Fairtrade communities have not only joined the call for global action from our national leaders, they’ve personalised their declarations by adding their own local commitments to take action on climate change.

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But the most important part of our Fairtrade movement – the farmers and workers behind the Fairtrade products we love – are taking action every day. Together, they are protecting an area larger than Wales with Fairtrade Climate Change adaption plans.

Working in line with our eco-friendly Fairtrade Standards, they are doing everything they can to win a sustainable future for our favourite products. Now, we need to stand with them.

We need to keep pushing for more Fairtrade on shelves to deliver the income they need to adapt to a rapidly changing climate. And we need to keep pushing world leaders for radical, global action on climate change.

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You can sign the declaration as an individual, a community group or even convince your workplace to get on board.

Fairtrade Foundation, Campaigns Team

P.S. Next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight will have a special focus the challenges that climate change brings to farmers, and how Fairtrade can help, so you’ll hearing much more about this in the very near future. Check out our Fairtrade and Climate Justice campaign page in the meantime for more information.