GFN: A Farmer’s View from COP28

Kristjan Hebert and Jean Charest at COP28 in Dubai

Originally published on the Global Farmer Network on January 18, 2024.

It takes a long time to get from my snowy farm in rural Saskatchewan to the sparkling city of Dubai. Canada and the United Arab Emirates are almost on opposite sides of the planet. The most daunting stretch was the 14-hour flight from Toronto.

But I had a story to tell—and the people who gathered for a United Nations climate conference in November and December needed to hear it.

My message was simple: Farmers are part of the solution.

Read the rest of my editorial on the Global Farmer Network website here.