The climate crisis is not a purely environmental issue. If we want to achieve a truly sustainable ecological transition, on top of acting on the causes of climate change we need to reduce poverty and inequalities. It’s a matter of justice, of climate justice.
Within the European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) – the network of the 9 organizations who pioneered the development of fair trade in Europe – climate justice has been identified as one of the most relevant strategic priorities. During 2021, in preparation for the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, 6 EFTA’s affiliates have jointly developed a coordinated campaign, identified by a common visual identity.
The campaign’s fundamentals are described in the joint concept paper. Such key message got depicted in a set of communication materials, including a video series, a set of social media posters and an infographic. We also collected first-hand information and thoughts from EFTA’s trading partners in the Global South through a structured qualitative survey.
News about the specific activities organized and executed by EFTA affiliates in their respective nations are listed on this website in the campaign’s journal, whilst content published on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #letsdoitfair are being tracked in the Social wall.
We have produced a series of 4 short videos to visualize the core concepts of the campaign. The climate crisis is not just about emission, it is also a matter of justice. So: let’s do it Fair. Our partners in the Global South are doing their best to become more resilient and put climate justice into practice. In the South like in the North, Fair Trade enterprises are doing their part to contribute to the solution. Yet, now we need to renew our call to consumer, citizens, companies, politicians: let’s make a clear choice to build a future which is both planet-friendly and socially just. All videos – subtitled in 5 different languages: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT – are available in the download section.
01 – Let’s do it Fair
02 – Let’s put it into practice
03 – Let’s do our part
04 – Let’s make our choice
The key messages depicted in the videos are also portrayed in a series of 8 social media posters. Some of them are stand-alone posters (which could also be printed e.g. for magazines, leaflets or in-store materials); others have been designed as social media carousels, including one which is specifically meant to serve as teaser to introduce each video of the series. All posters are available – in multiple formats, suitable to all major social media – in the download section.
The Climate Justice
In Spring 2021, EFTA’s affiliates conducted qualitative video interviews with 16 representatives of Fair Trade enterprises, based in 12 different countries of the Global South. The most relevant insights are reported in a written publication and in a video summary. Our partners’ words are confirming that the climate crisis is already exacerbating inequalities. Any solution to the climate emergency could be sustainable only if we take into account the needs of the most vulnerable communities.
Social media wall
Der Frühling ist da🌷
Eine super Zeit Frühlings-Grüße an die Liebsten zu FAIRschicken 💌💐
Oder FAIRschickt ihr lieber schon Oster-Post? 🐇🎀
Kommt bei uns im Laden vorbei und lasst euch für beides inspirieren☀️💚
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Heute ist Weltfrauentag, oder besser: feministischer Kampftag 🙋♀️♀️
Weltweit, auch in Deutschland, haben Frauen schlechtere Bildungschancen, erzielen für gleiche Tätigkeiten geringere Einkommen und haben weniger Zugang zu Produktionsmitteln wie Land oder Krediten.
...⚠️ Am Montag hat der UNO-Generalsekretär antonioguterres vor massiven Rückschritten bei den Rechten von Frauen und Mädchen gewarnt. Laut der Uno-Frauenrechtskommission sei die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter noch „300 Jahre entfernt".
😡 Wir fragen uns: Wie kann das sein??!!
🤝 Der Faire Handel leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zu mehr Geschlechtergerechtigkeit – nicht nur am Weltfrauentag, sondern 365 Tage im Jahr.
74% der Arbeiter:innen und Produzent:innen in Fair-Handels-Unternehmen sind Frauen.
54 % der leitenden Positionen werden von Frauen ausgeführt.
👉 Viele weitere spannende Einblicke erhaltet ihr bei der wfto_fairtrade.
#Weltfrauentag #IWD #InternationalWomensDay #feministischerkampftag #SheLeadsTheWay #WomenEmpowerment #Chancengleichheit #Geschlechtergerechtigkeit #LetsDoItFair #breakingthebias #GenderPayGap #GenderJustice #PeopleBeforeProfit
Bald hoppelt schon der Osterhase! 🐇 Bei uns natürlich fair - sogar vegan.
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⚠️ The climate crisis is not just an environmental issue, but it is also a social justice issue. The extractive and utilitarian behaviour of profit maximising business models is not only failing the planet, but also the people.
📢 Years of climate inaction haven't stopped ...civil society from fighting for climate justice and listening to the voices of the most vulnerable.
📝 Youth activists were in Davos last week presenting a letter to oil CEOs and decision makers urging them to stop fossil fuel projects and condemning them for the part they play in the climate crisis.
🌿 Among them helenagualinga, Ecuadorian environmental and human rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayaku community, asked for the voices from the places affected by the climate change and the energy transition to be heard. In her words, this perspective needs to be taken into account by the private sector, and it cannot be left out because if we do that we’re leaving out people again, just like we’ve done during the entire climate crisis.
photo credits: Alice Aedy
#PeopleBeforeProfit #PlanetBeforeProfit #LetsDoItFair