COPAC organizes an International Day of Cooperatives event on cooperatives and climate action

ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the Committee on Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a virtual event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives focusing on climate action on 9 July 2020.

Actualité | 22 juillet 2020
Victor Van Vuuren, Director, ENTERPRISES Department, ILO
The virtual event was co-organized by two members of COPAC, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)  and took place on July 9, 2020.

In addition to member agency representatives who presented at the virtual event, there was a screening of a short documentary on the Creando Conciencia cooperative in Benavidez district in Argentina. Speakers from Communal Shamba Coffee Cooperative in Tanzania, Nepal Agricultural Co-operative Central Federation (NACCFL), and Midcounties Cooperative in the UK shared the concrete actions that they have undertaken toward climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The presentations were followed by an interactive discussion on ways to expand the impact of cooperatives worldwide in the field of climate action.

The agenda of the event is available here. The recording for the event is available here.