Friends of the Earth threatens to sue Shell to Court
Friends of the Earth is International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, with 74 national member groups, 5,000 local activist groups on every continent and over two million members and supporters. Friends of the Earth is threatening to take Shell to court in the Netherlands over its part in causing climate change.
Agribusiness conglomerate Olam secures a US$163mn for Sustainability practices
Olam is the world’s second-largest producer of coffee, with 17% of the global market share. The conglomerate was looking out for sustainability-linked finance. The funds would be used to improve sustainable agricultural value chains for tens of thousands of smallholder farmers in the countries stated. Among the capital expenditure will be the expansion of the COVL coffee processing plant in Vietnam, which will help advance the country’s agricultural sector.
South Africa mourns as Winnie Mandela passes at 81
Winnie Mandela was an anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela one of Nelson Mandela’s wives. She kept the flame of the struggle inside the country burning while many in the leadership of the liberation movements were consigned to Robben Island or exiled.
University Research shows importance of keeping global temperatures to within 1.5°C compared to 2 °C.
New research led by The University of Exeter has emphasized the major benefits to keeping global temperatures to within 1.5°C compared to 2 °C. The new paper, published in the journal Philosophical Transactions analyses the different impacts of meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on food security in developing countries.