The UN has launched an initiative to accelerate the transformation of global food systems and get the SDGs back on track. Amina J Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the UN, said […]
Mon 07/08/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
The UN Conference on Trade and Development has called on the international community to demand Israel lift restrictions on Palestinian economic activity, stressing the limitations for producers. In its recent […]
Mon 28/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
IFAD/Ibrahima Kebe Diallo
On the eve of the UN Food Systems Summit, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) spoke of the “terrible irony” that small-scale producers who grow a […]
Wed 29/09/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
The UK food and drink industry has underlined its commitment to protecting the environment through a ground-breaking voluntary agreement, the Courtauld Commitment, delivered by environmental charity WRAP. The commitment is […]
Mon 09/08/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Photo: United Nations Food Systems Summit
The UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021 is facing the threat of a massive boycott, according to a report in the Guardian, with accusations that the summit is biased in favour of corporate, high-tech intensive agriculture.
Tue 09/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
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UNICA has reaffirmed its commitment to the Global Compact and to aligning its operations with the Ten Universally Accepted Principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption, and to adopting measures in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Mon 15/02/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Sonae MC has been named Portugal’s top retailer for its use of reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Annual Report, which reports on the progress across the 400 or so signatories of the New Plastics Economy global commitment.
Thu 11/02/2021 by Richard Wilkinson