NFFC Advocates for Agroecology at NYC Climate Summit

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NFFC members and staff joined the multitudes participating in various events at last weekend’s Climate Summit. Executive Director Kathy Ozer spoke Friday at the Church Center for the United Nations on behalf of the International Day of Peace; Dena Hoff (NFFC vice president and Via Campesina International Coordinating Committee member) participated in a Saturday workshop panel “Cook Organic, Not the Planet” at St. John’s University, and walked on Sunday walked with Carlos Marentes, Jr., of Via Campesina N.A, Lisa Griffith and other Via representatives in a large contingent of frontline communities including Indigenous and Immigrant food providers, and populations displaced or otherwise severely affected by climate change. Savi Horne (Land Loss Prevention Project), Brett Tolley (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance) and many US Food Sovereignty Alliance members were also part of the masses seeking to wake up world leaders about the need for government intervention and corporate inclusion to address climate change.

Enjoy this article at Civil Eats summarizing Climate Summit events.