The Romanian Ministry of Justice has accused Dragos Lipan Secu of accepting bribes and laundering money while he was employed as a contractor for Scolopax, a Harvard-owned timber company in Romania.
Only the Amazon and Congo basins rival Papua New Guinea for pristine tropical wilderness. But 5 million hectares of its jungle is under threat from foreign land grabs and back-door logging. The PNG Government is under intense pressure to tear up illegal leases – but the chainsaws haven’t paused.
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Mr. Olivier De Schutter
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Mr. John Knox
Independent Expert on human rights and the environment Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Maina Kiai
Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
Nyligen spreds världsnyheten att Kina köpt fem procent av Ukrainas yta för jordbruksproduktion. Det var inte sant. I själva verket är det amerikanska företag som lägger vantarna på mest mark världen över.
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 2014 (IPS) - Development activists and rights watchdogs are applauding a surprise strengthening of environmental and human rights policies governing U.S. development funding and overseas financial assistance.
As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors.
Just a few decades ago, Ethiopia was a country defined by its famines, particularly between 1983-1985 when in excess of half a million people starved to death as a consequence of drought, crop failure and a brutal civil war.
Colorado cropland soared 22 percent in value to $1,780 per acre in 2013, well above the national rate, as high crop prices and long-term prospects for food production lured venture capitalists and other investors to the agricultural land market.
Nationwide cropland values surged 13 percent in 2013, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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(CNN) -- Jersey, Guernsey, Holstein; the world's dairy cattle breeds bear the names of some of the wettest, lushest, and greenest places in Europe, testament to the fact that to produce milk you need a lot of water.
Industry experts say one cow must consume three liters of water a day to produce one liter of milk. For high-performing cattle that's equal to 150 liters a day.
The promise of jobs, social security and infrastructure development which comes with the expansion of oil palm plantations in Africa is far from the reality on the ground, says Anuradha Mittal.