UNEP’s Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

Vast oil resources in Ogoniland have proven a scourge for the Ogoni people whose lives have been threatened by the ever-increasing pollution in the area. In the words of Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), oil is a curse which means only poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation.  Same is happening in the Ogoniland where water is contaminated and land is damaged dramatically because of oil spills. Continue reading

John West sets tuna sustainability targets

UK canned seafood manufacturer John West, once branded ‘John Worst’ by Greenpeace for its poor record on sourcing tuna responsibly, will today launch a five-year plan to source the depleted fish stock more sustainably and will announce the launch of a new range of pole and line sourced tuna products.