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Please join us for a dynamic discussion preceded by the launch of our new pamphlet, exploring ‘Food Sovereignty, Climate Action, and Local Resilience.’
About the Event
GEF, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate, has built on our 2020 publication ‘A Question of SCALE’ and the findings of a webinar held in June 2021 to produce a new pamphlet: ‘Food Sovereignty, Climate Action and Local Resilience.’
This launch event will include conversations with leading Irish and European advocates of regenerative agriculture, rural regeneration, and sustainability. Drawing from the pamphlet, it will explore how we might take climate action and strengthen the resilience and wellbeing of our local places through the practice of food sovereignty.
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.
- Thomas Waitz – Austrian MEP (Greens/EFA), ecological farmer and forester
- Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart – Director of the Green Polish foundation “Strefa Zieleni”
- Judith Hitchman – Food sovereignty activist and president of Urgenci, the global Community Supported Agriculture network
- Mike Small – Scottish freelance writer, journalist, author and publisher. He worked in the Fife district of Scotland to develop new models of organizing around local food that culminated in a book titled Scotland’s Local Food Revolution.
- Lisa Fingleton – Artist, grower, writer and filmmaker based on an organic farm on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Her book The Local Food Project explores the power of growing and eating local food.
- Bridget Murphy – Regenerative hill farmer based in County Sligo and Core Group member of Talamh Beo, an alliance of farmers, growers and land-workers on the island of Ireland.
- Moderated by Davie Philip (Cultivate / ECOLISE.eu)
This webinar will be taking place via Zoom, in English. As always, there will be an interactive Q&A section which will allow full participation by those attending.
This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate, with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.