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“Change the Food System, not the Climate!”

2009

An announcement posted on the Climate IMC site

“Resistance is Ripe! Local production for local consumption”

As scientific predictions of climate catastrophe continue to grow, world leaders gather in Copenhagen on 7-18 December 2009 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – and the world waits for action. The people are ready to change the world in order to save it – but so far government solutions have revolved around setting up market mechanisms to avoid making real changes – and the climate crisis continues to grow.

Notwithstanding the urgency of the situation, the UNFCCC has failed to question the current models of consumption and production based on the illusion of continuous growth. Instead, they have invented new business opportunities for the private sector to continue to make huge profits at the expense of the health of the planet. The solutions being discussed by the UNFCCC continue to allow big energy consumers to pollute with impunity while paying others to implement projects supposed to capture carbon.

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