Unfairtobacco.org is a project by Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development (Blue 21 e.V.).
We inform about environmental degradation and human rights violations by tobacco industry and lobby for alternatives to tobacco growing for smallholder farmers.
- we develop education materials, give workshops and show our exposition “Big Tobacco”
- we inform about alternatives to tobacco growing, e.g. on the 2012 Alternatives to Tobacco Growing Symposium that is organized by us
- we run the website unfairtobacco.org, the only central resource on socio-economic and ecological costs of tobacco and alternatives to tobacco growing, worldwide
- and we petition politicians and protest against tobacco industry to pressure for workers’ rights
Unfairtobacco.org was founded in 2004, then named “Campaign Rauchzeichen!”. The name of the project changed to “Unfairtobacco.org” in 2011.
BLUE 21 is a member of the Framework Convention Alliance. In this network organisations from all around the world are working for the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Furthermore, Unfairtobacco.org is a member to the Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network.