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A look at some of the corporations that dominate the Amazon
From mining to cattle ranching and soya farming, some of the world’s largest companies exploit the region, though many also claim to be giving something back

Bibi van der Zee, Patrick Greenfield and Jonathan Watts

02, Jun, 2023 @12:17 PM

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The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest
Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatly

Jonathan Watts, Patrick Greenfield and Bibi van der Zee

02, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘People want to be green’: the rise of Devon eco-bedmaker Naturalmat
Recently B Corp certified, Naturalmat is the first bed and mattress firm to achieve the ethical status in the UK. We visited to see how it minimises the impact of production and supports local people

Bibi van der Zee , photographs by Graeme Robertson

28, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Big tent for the Big One: Extinction Rebellion shows softer side in London protest
Mass protest on climate crisis by 200 groups led by XR, which has halted disruptive tactics

Bibi van der Zee and Phoebe Weston

21, Apr, 2023 @1:08 PM

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Earth Day climate action organisers promise family-friendly protests
Coalition of groups behind Big One demonstration intend focus on collective expression, with disobedience on hold

Bibi van der Zee and Damien Gayle

20, Apr, 2023 @5:49 PM

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I curled up with my sister and we opened our stockings together one last time – the Christmas present I’ll never forget
Ninka had been diagnosed with leukaemia when she was 16 but for one final festive celebration, she was out of hospital and back home with us

Bibi van der Zee

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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EU president says Cop27 deal is ‘small step towards climate justice’ but warns much more to be done – as it happened
Despite breakthrough on fund for developing nations, Ursula von der Leyen says Cop27 has not delivered on commitment to phase down fossil fuels

Bibi van der Zee, Natalie Hanman, Alan Evans, Damian Carrington and Graham Readfearn

20, Nov, 2022 @5:44 PM

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What happened at Cop27 on day 11?
EU agrees to loss and damage fund to help poor countries and activists interrupting proceedings lose their passes

Bibi van der Zee

18, Nov, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Summit to be extended to Saturday as talks remain gridlocked – as it happened
The European Union has backed a loss and damage fund, one of the key demands of developing countries at the climate talks

Bibi van der Zee and Patrick Greenfield

18, Nov, 2022 @5:59 PM

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What happened at Cop27 on day nine?
Lula says ‘Brazil is back’ and proposes Cop30 to be held in the Amazon as anxiety rises over some countries’ attempts to unpick climate commitments

Bibi van der Zee

16, Nov, 2022 @6:43 PM

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Lula says ‘Brazil is back’ as he vows to reverse Amazon deforestation – as it happened
Brazil’s president elect beat Jair Bolsonaro, under whose watch deforestation had rocketed, in last month’s election

Bibi van der Zee, Patrick Greenfield and Damien Gayle

16, Nov, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Anxiety grows over risk to 1.5C: what happened on day seven at Cop27
Indigenous women from the Amazon held a press conference and developing countries criticised the G7’s loss and damage strategy

Bibi van der Zee

14, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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