EGALITE, FRATERNITE, SUSTAINABILITE: why the climate revolution must be a fair revolution

Author: 
Alastair Michael Smith, Lies Craeynest, and Fairtrade Foundation
Publication Date: 
2009
Summary: 
The paper highlights how climate change is already affecting producers, reducing crop yields and making their lives more uncertain.
Abstract: 
Analysis also proposes how the Fairtrade system helps poor producers to adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change and how the system might be developed to increase its impact. The Fairtrade system helps farmers to plan ahead and to invest in new ways of farming and switching to different crops. The system of organising into co-operatives also helps farmers to share information and work together in adapting to climate change it is argued.