La Via Campesina: Call to Action for UN climate talks in Paris
Climate disruptions cause widespread hunger, migration and the worsening of living conditions for millions of rural families, especially women and youth. The global food system imposed on people by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) is both a total failure and one of the main causes of the human-induced climate crisis – dependent on fossil fuels to produce, process and transport. Peasant agriculture and local food systems, by contrast, have proven themselves capable of sustainably feeding people for centuries. La Via Campesina calls on all social movements, people’s organizations, civil society and activists from all over the world to mobilize ahead of the climate talks in Paris in December, in order to advance our proposals and show our opposition to the false solutions TNCs have inserted into the UN.