IFOAM has been actively lobbying for Organic Agriculture at the United Nations Climate
Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) from December 7-18, 2009.
activities there included:
* A side event under the title "Bio-sequestration vs. geo-sequestration (CCS) - Organic solutions to Climate Change and Food security" was held jointly
with the World Future Council on Thursday, December 17. Due to the lockout imposed on observer organisations at the Bella Center, the event took place at the Action Aid Denmark head office in central Copenhagen.
* A press conference on High Sequestration, Low Emission, Food Secure Organic Farming was held on Tuesday, December 15.
* Throughout the conference, IFOAM was
running a stand in the exhibition area, to provide a meeting point and a place
for sharing information - specifically, our new set of publications - the IFOAM Guide on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change,the
African Case Studies on Adaptation and the Collected Case Studies on
* In addition, the team of experts
assembled by IFOAM for COP15 has provided policy advice to delegates at the
conference on how to integrate Organic Agriculture into national action plans.