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Dear Grace,
 
We took a delegation of farmers to speak out for organic agriculture at the COP21 climate negotiations, December 2015, in Paris. The talks culminated in 195 countries committing to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and the pursuit of efforts to keep it under 1.5°C. The Signature Ceremony will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on April 22, International Mother Earth Day.
 
In the run-up to this event, we would like to share a video message from some of our delegation. Hear what Julie from Uganda, Goodson from Zambia and Francisco from Chile have to say about how climate change is affecting farmers and the messages they send to decision-makers.
 

For the agreement to enter into force, at least 55 countries representing 55% of total global greenhouse gas emissions must indicate their consent to be bound to it.  Countries now have a year to follow up on commitments made in Paris and sign the document.
 
Meanwhile, we will continue campaigning for agriculture to become part of the solution to climate change by:
  • Calling on governments to include agroecological practices in smallholder-empowering policies dealing with climate change.
  • Promoting and contributing to the 4/1000 Initiative focusing on soil carbon sequestration so that it gains traction among countries and donors.
  • Supporting countries in including strong agricultural components in the next round of both their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and their strategies to lower greenhouse gas emission by 2020 making sure that agroecology are an essential part of these.
  • Assisting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with their special report on agriculture and food security ahead of their sixth Assessment Report.
I hope you will support our work promoting organic agriculture for global change by making a donation here.
 
Best regards,


Gábor Figeczky
Advocacy Manager
 
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