Archive for April 9th, 2021

09/04/2021

Killer Offer on Meat – And You Might Be Paying for It

The European Commission spent 32% of its €776.7 million five-year farm product promotion budget on advertising campaigns for meat and dairy.
The European Commission spent 32% of its €776.7 million five-year farm product promotion budget on advertising campaigns for meat and dairy. © Greenpeace

(Greenpeace International)* The meat and dairy industries in Europe have a problem. More and more people do not want their steaks, their minced meat and their chicken wings.

Slowly but surely meat consumption is decreasing, and the industry is desperate to find a way to reverse this trend.

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09/04/2021

‘They Took Away My Biggest Gift in Life – My Family’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Juliana Ghazi in Pemba, Mozambique*

As thousands flee non-state armed groups attacks in northern Mozambique, urgent resources are needed to support them and the communities hosting them. Español   |  Français

Adelino Alberto and his family who fled an attack claimed by non-state armed groups on the town of Palma are seen at a transit centre in Pemba, Mozambique.
© REUTERS/Emidio Jozine

09/04/2021

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Northern Mozambique ‘Beyond Epic Proportions’ 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN and partners are “following with deep concern” new reports of violations against civilians in northern Mozambique, the UN Spokesperson on 8 April 2021 said.

© WFP/Grant Lee Neuenburg | A displaced woman in northern Mozambique receives food aid.

Citing reports of atrocities carried out by child soldiers, alleged beheadings during attacks by non-State armed groups, and clashes in the Cabo Delgado region, Stéphane Dujarric told journalists at the regular daily briefing that although verifying information was extremely difficult, “we are concerned about the situation of civilians who fled the violence and those who remain in Palma”.

The coastal town just south of the border with Tanzania, was reportedly overrun by militant extremists on 24 March, but three days ago, Mozambique’s military reported that it had regained control.

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09/04/2021

The World Is “a Long Way Off” from Meeting the Goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The world is “a long way off” from meeting the goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the President of the crucial upcoming UN climate conference, COP26, on 8 April 2021 said.

WMO/Boris Jordan | Wind farms, like this one in Belgium, are a key source of sustainable energy.

British politician Alok Sharma was speaking during a global discussion on the ‘green’ transition in sectors such as energy, transport and food systems, held as part of the 2021 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

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09/04/2021

New Major Initiative to Help 30 Developing Countries Tackle Marine Litter Scourge

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 8 April 2021 (FAO)* – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has partnered with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and 30 countries in a major initiative to tackle marine litter and clean up the world’s oceans.

Photo: ©FAO/Cristiano Minichiello

 

Fishing vessels in the port of Civitavecchia in Italy.

The GloLitter Partnerships Project is being implemented by FAO in partnership with the IMO, with initial funding from the Government of Norway through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

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