PEASANT AND
INDIGENOUS
PRESS FORUM

To register as a media representative:

To register as a peasant/Indigenous group:

For media partnerships/inquiries:

Organized by IPES-Food x A Growing Culture

BEYOND CARBON: Food Systems, Climate and Greenwashing at COP27

A Workshop for Journalists
Tues, Oct 25th – 10AM EDT / 16H CEST

REGISTER HERE

SPEAKERS FROM: IPES-Food
The Union of Concerned Scientists
SlowFood International
Lighthouse Reports 
Third World Network
Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy

Food and farming produce over one third of global greenhouse gas emissions – yet have consistently been ignored in climate negotiations. Until now. Amid a soaring food price crisis caused in part by climate change, November’s COP27 in Egypt will begin to address food systems.

In this online workshop for journalists, leading figures and writers on food systems will: breakdown the major initiatives at COP27 such as AIM4C (Aim For Climate); unpack how these negotiations shape our food systems; share solutions that are ecologically-sound; provide potential storylines and insights to cut through the greenwashing. Attendees will receive a toolkit to facilitate story ideas and critically evaluate solutions.

REGISTER HERE

About the ongoing Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum program: The most pressing issues of our time (climate crisis, hunger, inequality) are all deeply interconnected through food and land. While Indigenous and peasant communities feed the majority of the world and sustain 80% of the world’s biodiversity — their voices are underrepresented in dominant narratives and solutions. They hold the wisdom of how to relate to land and grow food in ways that address hunger, protect culture, guarantee livelihoods, and sustain biodiversity. But due to structural marginalization and lack of access to these communities, their stories often go unheard.

The Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum is an opportunity for peasant and Indigenous communities at the forefront of food and land issues to share their stories with the media. Each forum is 1-1.5 hours, focusing on a specific theme, with an additional moderated Q&A. In these forums, journalists have the opportunity to connect directly with speakers and engage in intersectional storytelling, with potential widespread local and global impact.

SCROLL

Media and speaking groups must register prior to the event to be able to attend.

Registration is on a rolling basis.

Those approved will receive the full program registration prior to the event. Media representatives will also receive contacts for all speakers in order to coordinate further in-depth interviews outside of the event.

Peasant and Indigenous communities fighting for their rights to land and justice face ever-growing threats to their livelihoods and lives. Their safety is vital. We ask for media representatives to honor the needs of the participants.

For more information, please contact media@agrowingculture.org.

ORGANIZERS

The Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum is organized and steered by representatives from A Growing Culture, Mongabay, journalists from around the world, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (The Peasant Movement of the Philippines, KMP), Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).