The majority of meat, fish and dairy suppliers are not managing environmental and social risks, according to an analysis of 60 global food companies. Meanwhile, Scottish campaigners are asking for more sustainable food. CATHERINE EARLY reports
The European Union's top court ruled today that increased logging in Białowieża broke EU nature laws. The Polish government must now reverse decisions that allowed logging, or face fines of up to tens of millions of euros. CATHERINE EARLY reports
So what connects Prince Charles and a large green frog? This modern spin on the fable of the frog and the Prince relates to the launch on 5th May of an online video and social networking campaign in support of the Prince’s Rainforest Project (PRP).
The Campaign against Climate Change aims to bring people together both in the UK and around the world to produce the biggest, most visible and loudest possible demand for urgent, radical and resolute action on climate – both from our own government here in the UK and from the nations of the world acting together.
It provoked an absolute storm. CNN’s ticker screamed that Britain was ‘under siege’ from environmental activists. Sky News dubbed it ‘the world’s most organised protest’ and the New Statesman ‘the most important protest of our time’
Having been banned from the fields of Heathrow by a court injunction last week, protest group Plane Stupid have set up their own climate camp – under the wing of an Airbus A380 currently being transported along the River Dee.
‘If we could think locally, we would take far better care of things than we do now. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, "What will this do for our community?" tends toward the right answer for the world.’ Wendell Berry