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Climate change affects everyone

11/01/2016

Last December a conference on climate change called “COP21” took place in Paris. Daabon and Brochenin participated at the French Organic Agency’s booth. It was the first time that private businesses participated, along with 195 governments. For two weeks participants worked together to develop a formal and legally binding agreement to significantly reduce CO2 emissions worldwide.

According to several analyses, if the terms of the agreement are met, the increase in global temperature by the year 2100 will be reduced to 1.5°C. The two countries that contaminate the most, China and USA, have formally agreed. In addition, some countries have unilaterally taken strong measures; a notable example is four European countries (Norway, England, Holland and Germany) that formally agreed to prohibit thermal cars (gas and diesel) in 2050! Meanwhile, in 2016 weather phenomena like El Niño will have greater impact, and will particularly affect Daabon’s agricultural production zones in Colombia with prolonged droughts. Organic agriculture has been shown to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Since no artificial products are used, and organic material is recycled, organic agriculture contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and helps fight global warming. Conversely, the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers increases CO2 emissions. Organic agriculture retains a higher amount of CO2 in the soil, thanks to the use of compost and recycled organic material. (Source: www.cop21.gouv.fr)

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