Daily archives: 18 March 2021


Greenpeace’s report on certification schemes criticised as attacks on palm oil

The recently published report “Destruction: Certified” by Greenpeace claims that many certification schemes, covering cocoa, coffee, biofuels, palm oil, soy, and wood, enable “destructive business to continue as usual”. The NGO concludes that “certification is a weak tool to address global forest and ecosystem destruction”. However, palm oil advocates considered the report as an attack […]


Italy: Debates arise after new environment minister’s remarks to reduce meat consumption

In one of his first public speeches, the Italian newly appointed environment minister, Roberto Cingolani, claimed that “the amount of animal protein consumed should be decreased and replaced with plant-based alternatives” to support the ecological transition. He also pointed out that animal protein requires six times as much water to produce as the same amount […]