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The annual Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22nd February to 7th March. This year there are three special events in Enfield (on Zoom, of course) which investigate how unfair trade terms are hampering international efforts to tackle global climate change.

Monday 22nd February 2pm
Webinar: Trade justice and climate change
An interview with Ruth Bergan from Trade Justice exploring how many trade deals are secret, how they disadvantage poorer countries and how they prevent action on climate change.
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Monday 22nd February 7pm
Enfield Climate Action Forum: Fair trade and climate change
What exactly does Fairtrade mean? And how can we regain Fairtrade Town status for Enfield?
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Thursday 25 February 7.00pm
Webinar: Fair trade - choose the world you want
Adam Gardner from the Fairtrade Foundation has first-hand experience of the importance of Fairtrade for individuals and communities overseas and will remind us that to make trade fair, we have an important role to change society here in Enfield.
More information

As well as these, you can read an interview with Bill Linton about Fairtrade Enfield in Enfield Dispatch.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight

22 February to 7 March 2021

For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

In 2021, Fairtrade Fortnight will feel very different. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and we know that physically campaigning and meeting people will continue to be challenging in 2021 but we have also heard from so many of you that you want to continue to support Fairtrade through this time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement and you have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message. We just have to do this a little differently in 2021!

CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT THIS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. The facts are straightforward. Farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected by it. They have told us that:

  • Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
  • Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
  • Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change.

The climate crisis is an immediate and ever-increasing threat and those in climate vulnerable countries are already seeing its impacts from droughts and crop disease to floods, heatwaves and shrinking harvests.

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk

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