US agribusiness could carve ten Manhattans out of African forest: Greenpeace

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

US agribusiness could carve ten Manhattans out of African forest: GreenpeaceNew York, 19 February 2013 – Massive carbon emissions and the destruction of habitats critical to threatened animal species – those will be just some of the results if a palm oil plantation by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms in …

Debating the Global Land Grab

kristy Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

Coinciding with the Global Land Grab conference held at the University of Sussex, three leading commentators debate the politics of land deals; contrasting a World Bank “code of conduct” perspective with more critical analysis looking at human rights and labour issues. A new report has been released this week to …