On Tuesday 14 June 2016, the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) hosted the fifth TEAM UP event, bringing together the global tea value chain and development partners. With the world focusing on how to make progress against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the event was an opportunity to see how programmes within the tea sector are delivering against these goals, making a positive impact, and where more collaborative action is required.
TEAM UP 2016 followed closely on the heels of the first ever TEAM UP event in India, so was an opportunity to discuss the outcomes from TEAM UP India and to explore the first draft of the India Roadmap for a sustainable tea sector.
Other key topics covered at the world’s premiere tea sustainability event included: how the ETP – UNICEF partnership is improving young girls’ lives; living wage and living incomes for workers and farmers; innovative finance solutions for successful sustainability programmes; learnings from different ways of improving farmer livelihoods; mitigating and adapting to climate change; and ways to ensure that everyone in tea communities has access to nutritious food.
Read the full TEAM UP 2016 Report.