Buy The Planet Summit
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On the 12th of December, French president Emmanuel Macron gathered international negotiators in Paris for the One Planet Summit. Exactly two years after signing the Paris Agreement, the idea was to celebrate this achievement and go further in tackling climate change. The summit has been organised by the United Nations … verder lezen

COP23, final update: negotiations outcomes
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Have governments achieved anything relevant? Did they finish the Paris Agreement documents? Did they discuss agriculture or climate refugees? This is a short review on the final negotiation outcomes at the COP23

COP23, update 4: positive initiatives
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Despite the strong ‘business as usual’ attitude we witnessed in and around the COP23, all was not doom and gloom in Bonn. Here are some very positive or promising initiatives we have heard of over there.

Good news for organic and biodiverse seeds
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[no English translation available yet] De Europese Raad en de Landbouwcommissie van het Europees Parlement hebben op 20 november jl. hun goedkeuring gegeven aan de nieuwe bioverordening voor de Europese Unie. Drie jaar onderhandelen heeft geresulteerd in een breed pakket aan aanpassingen die als overwinning voor milieu en diversiteit kunnen worden … verder lezen

Feeding the world with organic agriculture? Not easy, but it is possible
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“Feeding the world in an ecological manner would be on condition of drastic measures, conclude scientists.” This is the title of a pretty alarming and one-sided article published in the Dutch Newspaper De Volkskrant on November 15, 2017.

COP23, update 3: resistance vs. business as usual
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Here is ASEED’s third update about the COP23 in Bonn. In the last days, we have been visiting the official conference centre and most importantly, we participated in many nice alternative events taking place in the city at the same time.

Climate activists demonstrate against the German Animal Feed Association
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On November 7, 25 activists demonstrated in Bonn under the slogan “Stop the livestock industry and its lobby at COP23! – DVT: stop facilitating climate change!”. ASEED and the German network Animal Climate Action had called up for the demonstration. At 10:30 a.m., the action began with an opening rally … verder lezen

COP23, update 2: coalfish and daisy world
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On Monday Nov 6th, Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama opened the COP23, stressing on the emergency of the situation “All over the world, vast numbers of people are suffering – bewildered by the forces ranged against them. Our job as leaders is to respond to that suffering with all … verder lezen

COP23 update 1: Ende Gelände and more
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Today, one more time, thousands of people participated in a mass civil disobedience action to occupy (and therefore stop) the coal mine of Hambach. The pit is located 50 kilometers from Bonn, where the COP23 talks are currently taking place. What a symbol!

The climate problem is a food problem
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Potatoes in Greenland, olives in the south of England, bell peppers grown outside of greenhouses in the Netherlands… The warmer weather offers possibilities. Furthermore, thanks to the mild winters, we can start growing our crops a few weeks earlier than we used to. And a higher level of CO2 also … verder lezen

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