EU-LatAm trade deal good for agribusiness; bad for Amazon, climate

[ Sue Branford on 18 December 2017] The EU-Mercosur trade deal, being concluded this month by the European Union and the South American trade bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) is being negotiated in secret. However, part of the document has been leaked to Greenpeace, alarming environmentalists. The leaked secret trade documents show that the accord would encourage the export of high-value goods, like automobiles, from … Continue reading EU-LatAm trade deal good for agribusiness; bad for Amazon, climate

We need rights of nature legislation now to protect our home planet

[Michelle Bender, http://www.theecologist.org ] We need a new paradigm for ocean governance focused on well-being and guided by principles of sustainability, ecosystem health, precaution and interconnectedness, argues MICHELLE BENDER of the US based Earth Law Centre. The first United Nations Ocean Conference brought together governments, stakeholders, businesses, and civil society representatives. The ocean covers over seventy percent of our planet, generates over fifty percent of … Continue reading We need rights of nature legislation now to protect our home planet