Old problem, new figures – the devastating impact of meat consumption

WWF report finds 60% of global biodiversity loss is down to meat-based diets which put huge strain on Earth’s resources.

The ongoing global appetite for meat is having a devastating impact on the environment driven by the production of crop-based feed for animals, a new report has warned.

Quote of the article: “But if global demand for meat grows as expected, the report says, soy production would need to increase by nearly 80% by 2050.”

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/05/vast-animal-feed-crops-meat-needs-destroying-planet?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Deutsche Bank to stop investment in coal-fired power plant construction and thermal coal mining

Answering to increasing public pressure after controversial deals with coal-related activities and living up to their pledges made in Paris 2015.

However, Deutsche Bank “only” commits not to finance NEW projects – the consequent step would be to divest from existing investments, too. It will be interesting to see if Deutsche Bank voices their thoughts on divesting, too.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/01/deutsche-bank-pulls-out-of-coal-projects-to-meet-paris-climate-pledge