Peoples’ Climate Summit: Press conference by La Via Campesina on 08 November | Bonn, Germany

When? Wednesday, 08 November, 10:00 AM onwards
Where? Charles-de-Gaulle Strasse 5 , 53113 Bonn Germany (IFOAM Organics International office)

As State leaders prepare their participation in the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference, an international delegation of La Via Campesina*, with members from its local German organization, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäurliche Landwirtschaft (AbL), will converge with other social movements and civil society organisations in Bonn for the People’s Climate Summit, put forward solutions to the global climate crisis free of market-oriented policies and contribute to the collective increase of awareness regarding the climate crisis.

Hurricanes, droughts, floods, fires, heat waves and other forms of climate-change induced devastations have wreaked havoc on countless regions of the world, touching in most cases, poor and rural peoples. If this wasn’t enough, the solutions presented and implemented to this day by State leaders have only served to expand Corporate power, undermine the rights and security of rural communities and intensified the degradation of our environment.

What impact have measures like carbon-markets, so-called Climate Smart Agriculture and REDD -promoted by multilateral organizations- had on rural communities? Who benefits from them? What solutions would effectively address the current climate crisis?

To speak on this and present the position of the international peasant movement, La Via Campesina, with representatives from its German small farmer organization AbL, invites you this November 8 at 10h00, Charles-de-Gaulle Strasse 5 , 53113 Bonn Germany (IFOAM Organics International office), to a PRESS CONFERENCE.

Contact :

– Nyoni Ndabezinhle :

– Paula Gioia : +49 15205764591 (DE, EN, PT, ES)

Note to editors:
* La Via Campesina is an international movement bringing together millions of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. Built on a strong sense of unity, solidarity between these groups, it defends peasant agriculture for food sovereignty as a way to promote social justice and dignity and strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture that destroys social relations and nature.