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4C Online Seminar Series „Sustainable Coffee Day“ – REGISTER NOW

4C cordially invites every interested party to join its bi-weekly online seminars devoted to the sustainability issues in the coffee sector. If you would like to learn more about the latest developments in the field and listen to coffee experts and sustainability professionals, these series are meant for you! Various topics will be covered, including deforestation, biodiversity, carbon footprint of coffee and climate change, social challenges, and last but not least – sustainability as a core requirement for market acceptance.

To pre-celebrate the International Coffee Day, join us for the first webinar in the series on 30 September 2020 and stay tuned every second Thursday, at 14:00 (Berlin time)!

Online seminar dates:

  • 30 September 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CET – Truly Green Bean: Deforestation-Free Supply Chains and Biodiversity Improvement Register here
    • 4C: Enabling Deforestation-Free Supply Chains, Dr. Norbert Schmitz, 4C Services GmbH
    • Biodiversity Protection – Essential for Coffee Cultivation, Marion Hammerl, Bodensee Stiftung
    • The Time is Now: Coffee’s Potential to Tackle Climate Change, Niels Haak, Conservation International
  • 15 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CET – Carbon Footprint of Coffee and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Register here
    • Coffee and Climate Change, Dr. Vern Long, World Coffee Research (WCR)
    • Greenhouse Gas Calculations in Coffee Supply Chains and Climate Friendly Coffee Certification with 4C, Julia Ostrowski, Meo Carbon Solutions
    • Governing Transboundary Climate Risk in the Coffee Sector – Insights from the Brazilian-German Supply-Chain, Adis Dzebo, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • 29 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CET – People Matter: How to Address Social Challenges in the Coffee Production? Register here
    • Addressing Food Security in Certified Sustainable Coffee Supply Chains, Dr.Rafaël Schneider, Welthungerhilfe
    • Improving Working and Living Conditions for Coffee Smallholders in Colombia, Myriel Camp, 4C Services GmbH
    • Data Science in Fighting Against Child Labor, Daniele Martins, inPACTO
  • 12 November 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CET – Sustainability as a Core Requirement for
    Market Acceptance Register here

    The speakers are being confirmed.
  • 26 November 2020 , 14:00 – 15:30 CET – Upcoming Due Diligence Requirements and Their Implications for Coffee Supply Chains Register here
    The speakers are being confirmed.

A more detailed agenda for further seminars will follow soon. We are looking forward to having you with us!


Past Online Seminars

Introduction to the main changes in the 4C System 

The revision process of vital 4C System documents, among them the 4C Code of Conduct, was finalized on 1 July 2020. 4C conducted a series of online seminars to explain the main changes of the 4C System. To get familiar with the revised documents, please follow the link.