Fortnight - Fairtrade Ireland


21 February to 6 March 2022 - Choose the World You Want

Choose The World You Want

The climate crises, and COVID-19 pandemic, are showing us more than ever how interconnected we are globally and deforestation is another example. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement, and you have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message.

Since last Fairtrade Fortnight we have seen the COP26 take place in Glasgow. But frustration came as the wealthiest nations failed to recognise the urgent need to invest in farmer expertise, including in areas like forestry maintenance, by delaying their promised $100bn annual funding to the most climate vulnerable countries until 2023. “A frustrating conclusion to a summit filled with hope.” said Mary Kinyua, Fairtrade flower farmer and Fairtrade chief representative’s verdict at the climate conference.

Can you help us get the small scale farmers voices out even louder this Fairtrade Fortnight?