Rebuilding the Environmental Balance
Expanding and Reinforcing the Objectives of the Kyoto Protocol: Inciting International Stakeholders to Engage in Greenhouse-gas Transparency
Conference for Climate Change
Greenhouse-gas Emissions and Global Mitigation Efforts
After Copenhagen, Some Light on the Horizon
Henceforth, the Keys to the Future are Responsibility, Solidarity, and Courage
Raising International Climate Finance
For Climate Justice and a World Fit to Be Lived in
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
Transforming Capitalism: the Triple Crisis
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Alternative World Water Forum
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
Israel / Palestine: The New Peace Movement
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Non-state Actors and World Governance
Securing Common Property in a Globalizing World
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
Bank of the South, International Context, and Alternatives
Rethinking Global Governance
Negative Growth or Sustainable Development?
Current global modes of production, consumption, and trade have caused massive environmental destruction including global warming that is putting at risk our planet’s ecosystems and pushing human communities into disasters. Global warming shows the failure of a development model based on high fossil-energy consumption, overproduction, and trade liberalization.
Farmers - men and women - around the world are joining hands with other social movements, organizations, people, and communities to ask for and to develop radical social, economic, and political transformations to reverse the current trend.
Corporate food production and consumption are significantly contributing to global warming and to the destruction of rural communities. Intercontinental food transport, intensive monoculture production, land and forest destruction, and the use of chemical inputs in agriculture are transforming agriculture into an energy consumer and are contributing to climate change. Under neoliberal policies imposed by the World Trade Organisation, the regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements, as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, food is produced with oil-based pesticides and fertilizers and transported all around the world for transformation and consumption.
Globalized agriculture and corporate food production generate global warming by transporting food all around the world, by imposing industrial forms of production (mechanization, intensification, use of agrochemicals, monoculture, by destroying biodiversity (and carbon sinks), by converting land and forests into non-agricultural areas, by transforming agriculture from an energy producer into an energy consumer.
Agrofuels, carbon trading, and genetically modified trees and crops are false solutions developed from the global agribusiness sector. Via Campesina believes that solutions to the current crisis have to emerge from organized social actors that are developing modes of production, trade and consumption based on justice, solidarity, and healthy communities. No technological fix will solve the current global environmental and social disaster.