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World’s Five Biggest Palm Oil Growers Agree To Moratorium on Deforestation

The five biggest palm oil growers in the world have launched and signed the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto with a temporary moratorium against deforestation and a pledge to conserve high carbon tropical forests and peat areas, which are sometimes home to endangered species, like orangutans, elephants and tigers. 207 more words


UCT Chancellor Graça Machel on climate change

UCT Chancellor Graça Machel’s speech on climate change at the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Summit last week (23 September 2014). Available on video… 1,000 more words


It's Time To Act On Climate

Last week began with two massive demonstrations, the People’s Climate March and Flood Wall Street. These took place in the couple days before the… 580 more words

Cargill commits to zero deforestation

Cargill, one of the world’s largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.

The commitment, announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, is the most far-reaching zero deforestation policy ever established, covering Cargill’s sprawling global empire of businesses, including palm oil, sugar, soy, cattle, and cocoa. 570 more words


The Climate Summit 2014 - The Best of Intentions, But Missed the Mark

Natalie Krajinovic

The UN Climate Summit commenced last week in New York City, coinciding with Climate Week. The heightened attention brought to last week’s events echoes serious concerns involving the environment and international obligations. 1,195 more words

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Conflicting Desires

What happened to all those promises that fracking was going to bring down polyethylene prices (they have risen significantly of late) and facilitate the re-shoring of manufacturing (where are the jobs) ? 1,044 more words