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Rabobank called on to stop financing industrial meat and dairy production

New research has found that between 2015-21, Dutch multinational banking and financial services company Rabobank, provided billions of dollars in finance to 18 of the world’s most environmentally destructive industrial livestock companies despite having a commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Dutch Climate Agreement and Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture and Forests.

Untapped opportunities: climate financing for food systems transformation

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food finds that food production, processing, consumption and waste account for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, but food systems receive just 3% of climate finance.

Soy: the path of ecocide

Italy eats the Gran Chaco Italy and Argentina have fraternal ties, linking their history and their people through multiple generations. But, unwittingly and unwillingly, Italian consumers are contributing to the destruction of the most biodiverse ecosystem of the country to which millions emigrated from the Peninsula. This is the Gran Chaco Americano forest. This happens […]


No more free passes – food and nature must be at the heart of future climate plans

The next round of climate targets, timetables and money agreed in 2025 must include food and nature.

We Need a Roadmap for 21st Century Food Systems: Will the UN Deliver?

This week’s headlines are a stark reminder of how precarious global food systems are. The United Nations released sobering statistics that 122 million more people are facing hunger since 2019, with the global total now topping 753 million. Meanwhile, the food industry has recorded billions in profits. Soaring heat, blazing wildfires, and devastating floods jeopardise harvests around the world. This is all compounded by the collapse of the Black Sea Grain Initiative—the deal that allowed Ukraine, a major grain producer, to keep exporting during the invasion.  

COP15: what does a good deal look like?

The COP15 biodiversity summit can help mainstream and scale up action happening on the ground into our economy, urging companies, banks and investors to treat the destruction of nature as a serious liability and integrate nature into their spending and lending.


Sri Lankan crisis shows why we need a just transition to organic farming

Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis offers a stark example of what happens when debt-ridden governments enforce abrupt and unmanaged action in our food system to cut costs – without supporting a fair, inclusive transition to sustainable alternatives.

The global food crisis requires immediate and long-term change

The current global food system is destroying the natural world and exacerbating the climate crisis while allowing a handful of food companies to profiteer at the expense of farmers and consumers. The Ukraine war demonstrates how vulnerable the global food system is to shocks.

IPCC WGII: Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Humanity is slowly starting to take climate change mitigation and adaptation seriously. But, implementation has been too slow and uneven, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.