Carbon Dioxide

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Danone, Firmenich invest in carbon impact fund

By Katy Askew

Danone and Firmenich, alongside six other partners, are investing in a second Livelihoods Carbon Fund that aims to raise €100m by the end of 2018 to accelerate their actions on climate change.

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Danone focuses climate efforts on regenerative agriculture

By Katy Askew

French dairy-to-drinks giant Danone has signalled its intention to “sharpen” its focus on regenerative agriculture as a way to “broadly reduce emissions” in the future and respond to consumer demand for “naturality and transparency”.

A dairy farmer at the first monofermentation system at a dairy farm in Hinnaard, the Netherlands.

Funding for FrieslandCampina’s Cooperative Jumpstart project

By Jim Cornall

Henk Kamp, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, has given €130m ($155m) SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms.

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CO2 rises could plunge millions into protein deficiency

By David Burrows

Researchers claim that almost 150 million people (1.57% of the world’s population) may be placed at risk of protein deficiency by 2050 if levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continue to rise.

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Inspecto among winners at UNECE awards

By staff reporter

A company that has developed a handheld scanner to detect pesticides in fresh foods has scooped a prize at a start-up competition.

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A-listed: Novozymes is top carbon cutter

By Louis Gore-Langton

Novozymes has again been listed among the world’s top companies for climate action, but does its top spot on another scorecard really reflect a significant improvement in its carbon emissions, or is it merely a marketing tool?  

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

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How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

By Gary Paoli, director of research and project development at Daemeter Consulting

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

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