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From November 7- 18 COP 27 will be taking place in Egypt, in the wake of yet another year of unprecedented climate chaos, skyrocketing fossil fuel profits, and little to no climate action taken from the previous COP. Time is critically running out for climate action.

In a new article by Navdanya International, “What is Missing from the Climate Debate”, the details are laid out on key aspects missing from the current climate debate.
In recent years the role of food systems in climate change has become more prominent. And while it's important to address the central role food systems play in climate, the debate has been reduced into dualistic narratives around plant versus animal, and percentages of CO2 emissions, instead of addressing the larger crisis of how current industrial practices are destroying Earth’s ecosystems and cycles.
As said by Navdanya International President, Dr. Vandana Shiva, "The destabilisation of the Earth’s climate systems is the consequence of violating the ecological processes and cycles of the earth, violating the Rights of the Earth, Rights of Indigenous People, and the Rights of Future Generations.”
The dangers of such reductionism, is a greenwashing that omits the real root of ecological destruction- industrial systems in all their iterations, while distracting from intentions to greater control food supply chains by erasing the last of small farmers.  
 “Fossil fuels have driven how we grow our food and produce our clothing over the past century. Energy slaves have been used to displace the creative work of farmers who care for the land and craftspeople in creating beauty and culture,” explains Dr. Shiva.
The climate emergency we are facing today is part of several interlocking crises involving our health, our soils, ecosystems, our society and the biodiversity on the planet. It is a symptom of the broader ecological crisis being perpetuated by an extractivist and profit-driven system. It is not just the disruption of carbon cycles, but the disruption and rupture of many of the Earth’s cycles such as, the nitrogen cycle, water cycle, carbon cycle, air flow cycles and cycles of biodiverse life. 
This means that to understand how to slow, adapt and heal climate chaos, it is fundamental to understand how each of the planetary cycles is being ruptured and thrown off balance, and not just attempt to ‘solve’ carbon emissions. If we continue to reduce the climate narrative to simply an issue of reducing carbon emissions to ‘net zero’, without understanding and addressing the other aspects of greater ecological collapse, climate chaos will only continue. 
Dr. Shiva reminds us, “Our ecological duty is to stop the harm, and prevent the greenwashing to regenerate the Living Earth, her ecosystems, our Seed Freedom and Food Freedom through Earth Democracy."
Additional Resources on Climate
The Nitrogen Problem in Agriculture, Dr Vandana Shiva, 7 July 2022
The Corporate Push for Synthetic Foods: False solutions that endanger our health and damage the planet, Navdanya International, March 2022
The age of fake food: a conversation with Satish Kumar and Vandana Shiva, Navdanya International, 28 January 2022
Climate Change is Ecological Destruction: Greenwashing and false solutions at COP 26, Navdanya international, 9 November 2021
Plants, Planet & People – The Living Earth and Climate Change, Dr Vandana Shiva, Navdanya, October 2021
Webinar: Regeneration for Climate Resilience – Highlights, Navdanya International, 29 October 2021
“Carbon Capture”: Two World Views, Two Technology Paradigms, Two Economic Systems, Two Futures, Dr Vandana Shiva, Navdanya, October 2021
UNFSS – Where Multinationals Continue to Design our Food Systems and Control our Diets, Navdanya International, July 2021
Which Future for our Climate? Technofixes vs Biodiversity-based solutions, Navdanya International, 28 June 2021
Earth Democracy: Connecting the Rights of Mother Earth to People’s Rights and the Well-being of All, Navdanya, Mother Earth Day, 2021
Bill Gates & His Fake Solutions to Climate Change, Navdanya International, April 2021
An Agroecological Transformation to Tackle Climate Change, Navdanya International, 2 March 2020
We Need Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Solve the Climate Crisis, Dr Vandana Shiva, 22 September 2019
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Resilience – How Biodiversity and Agroecology offer Solutions to Climate Change by Growing Living Carbon, Navdanya, 2017

Soil Not Oil Conference 2017: Dr Vandana Shiva's keynote speech
Manifesto TERRA VIVA. Our soil, Our Commons, Our Future, Navdanya International, May 2015
Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security, International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, 2008
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