Dutch banks are unable to show clearly the supply chain their money is helping to fund. Alarmingly, some investment funds are labelled as 'sustainable' despite having been found to have shares in companies that destroy forests.
The world's largest palm oil trader says it will use satellites to monitor its suppliers in a new attempt to cut deforestation out of its supply chain. Meanwhile, Norway has become the first country in the world to ban palm oil imports for biodiesel.
Sara Lickel –
Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times. How can climate change solutions help tackle poverty and ensure rights for the most vulnerable communities?
Arjuna Dibley –
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?