Carbon offsets have fallen in and out of favor since they were established with the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Critics say they allow wealthy organizations to placate consumers and claim their products are “green” without making any real, lasting changes.
Campaigners opposed to a large palm oil plantation in a rainforest covering part of the Korup National Park in southwestern Cameroon say up to 45,000 people risk losing their livelihoods if the project proceeds.
FAO and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states are to become strategic partners in the fight against hunger and poverty and for the sustainable management of natural resources in the 79-member bloc of countries.
Prominent Roles Predicted for Demographic and the Environmental Trends
Almost everywhere and across all age-groups, female nutrition indicators are worse than those of their male counterparts.
The agribusiness transnationals are bearing down on Latin America with a force recalling their initial assault under the banner of the “green revolution” in the 1960s, or the first incursion of genetically engineered (GE) organisms (also known as GMOs or genetically modified organisms) in the
Across India, where I live and work, I can clearly see the connection between land rights and peace and security.
With respect to personal safety and security: 12 percent of all murders here are related to conflicts over land.
In the coming weeks, Northern Mali could face severe locust outbreaks, as a result of recent fighting and instability that has weakened the region's capacity to destroy the insects, according to experts.
The titling of the lands of indigenous and peasant communities has been at a practical standstill for two years, with many of the corresponding files lost or incomplete. But the promotion of foreign investment is moving full steam ahead in the same regions.
Worsening hunger, El Nino floods and a lack of long-term investments threaten to tip many Somalis back into crisis a year after famine swept the country, Oxfam said on Monday.
The warning comes despite signs that life is improving in Somalia's battle-scarred capital Mogadishu.
WWF today unveiled a groundbreaking new guide to responsible investing in 10 major commodities sectors.
Land used to power European cars with biofuels for one year could produce enough wheat and maize to feed 127 million people, Oxfam reveals ahead of today’s important EU Energy Ministers’ meeting.
Stockholm, 27 August 2012 — Hydropower dams planned for the lower mainstem of the Mekong River could decimate fish populations and with them the primary source of protein for 60 million people.
Buenos Aires, 17 August 2012 - After more than a decade of campaigning against toxic agrochemicals, a group of women from a poor neighbourhood in the northern Argentine city of Córdoba have brought large-scale soybean growers to trial for the health damages caused by spraying.