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Join us for this dynamic webinar imagining a cooperative, community-led approach to regional resilience and climate action through food sovereignty!
About the Event:
This webinar aims to bring together food sovereignty advocates, progressive farmers, environmentalists, and cooperative and local economy activists, as well as interested members of the general public for a conversation on regional resilience and climate action.
Climate Action is both absolutely necessary and open to exploitation by those with economic power. Food Sovereignty and Local Resilience approaches mean climate action can happen via a people’s transition.
Conversations with leading advocates of food sovereignty, rural regeneration and sustainable community will explore how we might strengthen the resilience and wellbeing of our local places through regenerative agriculture.
This webinar is part of the project Climate Emergency Economy – organised by GEF with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, Green Foundation Ireland, and the Foundation for Environment and Agriculture. The project explores policies required in ‘hard-to-reach’ sectors for Europe to reach zero carbon. In 2021, activities are centred around three key pillars: agriculture, hydrogen, and transport infrastructure and trade.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Fergal Anderson – Small farmer and chair of Talamh Beo, The Irish Landworkers Alliance; formerly at Via Campesina Brussels
- Morgan Ody – Farmer, member of Confederation Paysanne and the European Coordinating Committee of Via Campesina.
- Hannes Lorenzen – Advisor on Agriculture and Rural Development, Greens/EFA
- Suzie Cahn – Climate Justice Centre at TASC, Carraig Dulra, council member of ECOLISE.eu
- Dr. Oliver Moore – Researcher and communicator with ARC 2020
- Jennifer McConnell – Food Sovereignty Researcher, former CEO of Irish Seed Savers Association
The webinar will be facilitated by Davie Philip (Cultivate).
A context paper on ‘Food Sovereignty, Climate Change and Local Resilience’ is being developed. This will be published as a pamphlet with case studies and graphics – the first draft will be made available to contributors and webinar participants on Monday, June 28th, and outputs from the webinar will be added to the document.
The webinar will consist of a number of conversations and open questions responding to aspects of the article, with room for both speaker and audience input.
This event will take place online on Tuesday, June 29th (16:30 – 18:00 CEST).
Admission is free but you must register in advance via this link. The Zoom link and other practical details will be shared upon registration.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of these workshops.