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Climate Justice and Resilience: Farmers and Communities on the Front Lines

The climate crisis is thrusting the world’s farming communities into deeper poverty while destroying forests and other ecosystems. Scientists, local and indigenous leaders declare we have very limited time to harness our best solutions and act to build climate resilience for local communities living on the front lines of climate change.

This virtual global event will bring together a diverse set of leaders in a solutions-focused roundtable addressing these and other questions:

  • What are the most crucial actions companies and governments must take now to bring about climate justice and resilience for the world’s rural poor?
  • With one-quarter of the world’s forests under the control of indigenous and local people, how can all of us better support the economic success and empowerment of indigenous peoples?
  • How exactly does climate-smart agriculture support those who feed us to adapt to the crisis, and how can we scale this model up rapidly and sustainably?

Speakers

  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Environmental Activist and Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, Founder AFPAT, SDGs Advocate, Conservation International Senior Fellow
  • Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
  • Abbul Razak-Saeed, Lead Climate Change, Rainforest Alliance
  • Elijah Owusu, Chairman, Juaboso – Bia Landscape Management Board, Ghanaian Cocoa Farmer
  • Sylvester Mensah, Chairman, Sefwi Akontombra – Bodi Landscape Management Board, Ghanaian Cocoa Farmer

Moderated by Nina Haase, Engagement and Growth Coordinator Global Landscape Forum, Center for International Forestry Research; CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry; Rainforest Alliance Board Member

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