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On the 23rd of June, 3 - 6 pm CEST, join us for a webinar organized by Navdanya International as part of the European project #ClimAlt, co-funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme. ClimAlt is an online course engaging young people throughout Europe through an open e-learning platform on climate issues, and the Climate Hero Game. The goal of this project is to foster engagement to take action and generate real socio-environmental changes in the context of the current climate emergency.

During this special online event, you will get the opportunity to learn about the ClimAlt project, hear from Dr. Vandana Shiva, President of Navdanya International, and Nicoletta Dentico, journalist, and Director of the Health Justice Programme of the Society for International Development (SID), who join us to discuss real and false solutions to climate change. Also, find out about Navdanya International’s recent report on the dangers of technofix solutions, engage in a live Q&A, take part in interactive activities, and much more!
Limited seats - Register on Zoom
The detailed program will soon be available here.
The climate change crisis is one of the most pressing and damaging issues of our times and it is being actively exacerbated by the industrial food system which is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A global transition to biodiversity-based agroecological food systems can be key both for mitigating and adapting to climate change and can represent a true systemic solution for building climate resilience by regenerating our planet, our biodiversity, and our local communities. But in the name of solving the climate crisis, large corporations are now promoting a whole range of ineffective, unproven, and sometimes dangerous false solutions through ‘innovative’ technologies. These techno-fixes cover a wide range of areas and stem from the mindset that any issue can and should only be solved through technological innovation and the rules of the private market. Not only do these hasty remedies present considerable risks for ecosystems and communities, but they also create a blind spot for the root causes of the crises we are facing. These techno-fixes aren’t real solutions for the planet, but we now also have the choice to go down a path that acknowledges the central role biodiversity-based agroecology has in building climate resilience.
Limited seats - Register on Zoom
The conference will also be broadcast live on the Navdanya International Facebook Page.

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Recent events & news

Sri Lanka’s shift towards organic farming
On 7 and 9 June 2021, Dr. Vandana Shiva, President of Navdanya International, took part in two online workshops on the Sri Lankan government’s project to go towards organic agriculture and ban agrochemicals. Read more
Pesticides: The Swiss popular vote reminds us that citizens have the ultimate say
On June 13, 2021, Swiss citizens were called to vote for the outlawing of synthetic pesticides. A citizens’ initiative, turned referendum, supported and endorsed by Navdanya International on the path towards a true agrofood systems transition. Read more

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Upcoming event

1 - 4 September 2021
The 21th Peliti Seed Festival will take place in Greece, on the land of Peliti in Mesochori Paranesti, Drama Prefecture Greece, on Saturday, September 4th, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Organized by the Community of Peliti,, with the support of Navdanya along with many other Civil Society Movements and Institutions. Read more
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