Trade deals and the climate

Climate and the UK/US trade deal You probably know about the talks going on with the US right to secure Boris Johnson’s promised trade deal. It’s getting lots of publicity over food standards and threats to the NHS. It’s largely designed to benefit large companies which has openly declared... More

Fairtrade and COVID 19

We need to protect farmers and workers in developing countries from the worst effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Smallholder farmers and farm workers, including Fairtrade farmers, supplying global food and clothing supply chains, are at high risk of illness and mortality from COVID-19. We all... More

One World Week 2020

The theme for One World Week this year (18-25 October) is about making the world better. The coronavirus crisis has seen huge changes in most of our lives: sadly, tragedy for some and hardship for many, but revelations for us all. Measures have been put in place with a rapidity we had been told was... More

Coronavirus: Cancel poor countries’ debts

A group of organisations including Jubilee Debt Campaign, Oxfam and Global Justice Now are highlighting the $40 billion of debt payments due in 2020 from low-income countries, and calling for $300 billion of debt to be cancelled for the global south as a whole this year. The UN has called for up... More