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9 - AFRICA, 2nd floor
October 17, 2023 | 1:15pm
Light refreshments will be served
Affirming the CBD’s leadership in taking precautionary decisions on geoengineering is urgent for the world to take real climate action and avoid false solutions.
Join us to learn about the latest dangerous distractions being promoted by geoengineers and hear from experts, civil society and governments who support precaution on geoengineering.
To mark World Food Day (16 October 2023), IPES-Food and ETC-Group are launching a series of practical resources aimed at helping all those of us in civil society organisations and movements around the world who reject “agribusiness-as-usual” and are working to strengthen people-led food systems in line with social justice and the planet’s survival.
These Long Food Project resources encourage us to think decades ahead and collectively plan for the future.
We are looking for someone who can reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion by infusing a culture of transparency and fairness within a group that is evolving towards a collective-management structure.
Job title: Part-time Human Resources Manager
Job type: Contract, part-time permanent (21 hours per week) Monday to Friday, flexible
Location: Remote with availability to work from ETC’s headquarters office in Montreal
September 20, 2023 - A report published today by the international research organization ETC Group casts serious doubts on seaweed as an emerging “blue carbon” industry. Their research shows that mass seaweed plantations pose a major threat to marine ecosystems and are unlikely to capture or permanently store significant quantities of carbon.
MEXICO, PHILIPPINES, CANADA – As one of the first civil society organizations to raise the alarm about the dangers of geoengineering, ETC Group strongly opposes the Climate Overshoot Commission’s report launched in New York today, especially its endorsement of unproven carbon removal technology, and the potential for this report to open the door to solar geoengineering. (Image from Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agrement).
(Scroll down to listen to audio clips from Hardi Yakubu, movement coordinator, Africans Rising, and from Bhekumuzi Dean Bhebhe, co-facilitator of Don't Gas Africa Movement.)
Tune into the next episode in our latest podcast mini-series, Who Will Control the Food System, where we uncover just who's pulling the strings of industrial agriculture, dissect the latest corporate strategies, and take inspiration from the peoples and movements fighting back.
Industrial agriculture is not so much jumping on the “Food Systems Transformation” band wagon as trying to steal it!
Don’t fall for the UN’s new Food Systems Coordination Hub hype about “Transforming Food Systems for Planetary Health”. The current corporate agenda, championed by this new “Hub” is firmly focused on hijacking the UN’s existing food systems spaces to force through yet another phase of Industrial Agriculture – promoting its technofixes as solutions to the very problems that it itself has caused, including in relation to climate change and biodiversity loss.