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4C Online Seminar Series “Sustainable Coffee Day III”

In 2020, 4C started its first online seminar series in English and received positive feedback from the participants, who also expressed their interest in attending further seminars. We are pleased to announce the third online seminar series in October – November 2021. The series will keep the focus on sustainability challenges and solutions within the coffee supply chains – topics as important as ever. We are looking forward to having you with us!

Further updates on agenda & speakers will follow soon!

04 November 2021

14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Strengthening gender equality & protecting children´s rights in the coffee sector

  • Presentation of the New 4C Guidance on the Protection of Children´s Rights
    Katia Masias-Bröcker and Betina Bacelis, 4C Services
  • Mujeres Cafeteras: A Platform for Empowering Women Coffee Producers in Colombia
    María Camila López Rojas, Juan Valdez
  • Coffee Dreams Come True! A Story of Thai Ethnic Minority Women Leading a Grassroots Social Enterprise in Vietnam’s Son La Province
    Hieu Le Xuan, CARE International Vietnam
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18 November 2021

14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Protecting Biodiversity in coffee production Register here


Event Archive: Past 4C Online Seminars

2021, October - November: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day III"

Due Diligence and Supply Chain Requirements – 21 October 2021

  • Swiss Legislative Approach to Child Labour Due Diligence
    Myriam Ait Yahia, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Due Diligence and Supply Chain Requirements in the Context of the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains
    Joshua Blach, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Implementing Supply Chain Due Diligence
    Katia Masias-Bröcker, Meo Carbon Solutions

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A Path to Coffee’s Climate Neutrality: From a Tree to a Cup – 6 October 2021

  • Every effort is needed to limit Global Warming
    Prof. Dr. Gernot Klepper, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Calculation and reduction of coffee’s carbon footprint and 4C Climate Friendly Coffee certification
    Gustavo Bacchi, 4C Services and Julia Ostrowski, Meo Carbon Solutions
  • Carbon offsetting opportunities in the coffee sector
    Dr. Claudia Bulgheroni, Meo Carbon Solutions

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2021, April - June: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day II"

Due Diligence Requirements and Their Implications for Coffee Supply Chains – 10 June 2021

  • Sustainable Coffee Production and Consumption – Statistics and Emerging Trends – Claudia Meier, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, and Steffany Bermudez, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The Way Forward and the Coffee Sector’s Response to EU Due Diligence Requirements – Isabelle Lemmens, European Coffee Federation
  • Implementing Coffee Supply Chain Due Diligence – Norbert Schmitz, 4C
  • EU Action on Imported Deforestation – the Need for a Pro-active Response from the Coffee Industry – Fanny Gauttier and Niels Haak, Conservation International 

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Zero-Deforestation, Biodiversity and Climate Adaptation: Safeguarding Coffee of the Future – 27 May 2021

  • Putting Science into Action – a Novel Decision Support Tool for Climate Adaptation in Coffee Communities in Central America – Christian Bunn, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • How Does 4C Enable Prevention and Reduction of Coffee-Driven Deforestation? – Gustavo Bacchi, 4C
  • Biodiversity Management – Tools and Initiatives – Tobias Ludes, Global Nature Fund

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Coffee: Tasting Good, Improving Lives – 12 May 2021

  • Living income: the Concept and Current Efforts in the Coffee Sector – Christina Archer, Sustainable Food Lab
  • Empowering Women and Strengthening Gender Equality in the Coffee Sector – Katia Masias Bröcker, 4C
  • Lessons Learned from Tackling Child Labour in the Cocoa Sector – Sarah Dekkiche, International Cacao Initiative

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Coffee Global Value Chains and Sustainability – 29 April 2021

  • Robust and Credible Certification: Strengthening Sustainable Coffee Supply Chains – Myriel Camp, 4C
  • Global Coffee Development Report – Gerardo Patacconi, Head of Operations, ICO
  • The ICO Coffee Public-Private Task Force: A unique model of sector-wide collaboration – Wolfgang Weinmann, Coordinator of CPPTF ICO

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A Path to Coffee’s Climate Neutrality: From a Tree to a Cup – 15 April 2021

  • Calculation and Reduction of Coffee’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Friendly Coffee Certification – Jan Henke, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH
  • Nestlé’s Net Zero Carbon Roadmap – Marcelo Burity, Nestlé
  • Credible Sustainability Certification of Bio and Circular Packaging with ISCC PLUS – Inna Knelsen, ISCC

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2021, January - March: Seminarios Online 4C “Jueves de Café Sostenible”

La sostenibilidad como un requisito básico para la aceptación en el mercado – 04 Marzo 2021

  • Abriendo Mercados con Certificaciones Sostenibles – Betina Bacelis, 4C Services GmbH
  • Producción y consumo de café sostenible en America Latina y el mundo – Claudia Meier, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, y Steffany Bermudez, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • La Travesía hacia la Sostenibilidad – Orlando García, Nestlé
  • Panel de Entidades Gestoras 4C:
    • Diego Robles, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (Colombia);
    • Orlando García, Nestlé (México) y
    • Jennifer Rojas, ED&F Man Volcafe (Perú)

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¿Cómo abordar los desafíos sociales en la producción de café? – 18 Febrero 2021

  • Mejorando las Condiciones de Vida y de Trabajo de los Pequeños Caficultores – Myriel Camp, 4C Services GmbH
  • La Ciencia de los Datos en la Lucha Contra el Trabajo Infantil – Daniele Martins, InPACTO
  • Comunidades Resilientes en Tiempos de Covid – Mayra Orellana-Powell, Alianza de Mujeres en Café, Honduras, y Catracha Coffee Company

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La huella de carbono del café y estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático – 04 de Febrero 2021

  • El Cálculo de Gases de Efecto Invernadero en las Cadenas de Suministro de Café y la Certificación de Café 4C Amigable con el Clima – Gustavo Bacchi, 4C Services GmbH
  • Caficultura Resiliente al Cambio Climático: Políticas Potenciales – Sarah Gammage, The Nature Conservancy
  • Poniendo la Ciencia en Acción – Una Novedosa Herramienta de Apoyo en la Toma de Decisiones para la Adaptación Climática en las Comunidades Cafeteras de América Central – Christian Bunn, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

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Estableciendo cadenas de suministro de café libres de deforestación y respetuosas con la biodiversidad – 21 de Enero 2021

  • 4C: Estableciendo cadenas de suministro libres de deforestación, Indira Palpa, 4C Services GmbH
  • Café y conservación: La taza de café que protege bosques, Dora Samaniego, Conservation International
  • Biodiversidad – Una aliada en el cultivo de café, Alejandro Lozano, Fundación Humedales

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2020, September - November: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day"

Truly Green Bean: Deforestation-Free Supply Chains and Biodiversity Improvement: 30 September 2020

  • 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

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Carbon Footprint of Coffee and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: 15 October 2020

  • 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)

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People Matter: How to Address Social Challenges in the Coffee Production? 29 October 2020

  • Addressing Food Security in Certified Coffee Supply Chains, Dr Rafaël Schneider, Welthungerhilfe
  • Improving Working and Living Conditions for Coffee Smallholders in Colombia, Myriel Camp, 4C Services GmbH.
  • Understanding Child Labor in the Coffee Supply Chain of Smallholder Farmers in Mindanao, Philippines, Maria Concepcion Nobleza, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Sustainability as a Core Requirement for Market Acceptance: 12 November 2020

  • How Do Sustainability Claims Influence Consumers Purchasing Decisions? Prof Dr Oliver Kaul, smartcon GmbH
  • Sustainability as the Basis of Long-Term Success, Stefan Dierks, Melitta Group Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • The Role of Certification in Making Coffee Sustainable, Prof Dr Gernot Klepper, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 

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Upcoming Due Diligence Requirements and Their Implications for Coffee Supply Chains: 26 November 2020

  • The Europan Coffee Federation’s Sustainability Efforts in the Light of the EU Green Deal and the EU Due Diligence Regulations, Isabelle Lemmens, European Coffee Federation
  • Perspective from a Coffee Roaster, Marcelo Burity, Nestlé
  • Swiss Referendum: Insights into the Responsible Business Initiative, Michael von Luehrte, MVL coffee
  • Certification as a Risk Mitigation Strategy, Norbert Schmitz, 4C Services GmbH

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2020, July - 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.

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