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Komeito sticks to nuclear-free goal (Japan News)

Komeito sticks to nuclear-free goal (Japan News)

New Komeito remained committed Thursday to its goal of reducing the country’s reliance on nuclear power to zero, in a set of policy pledges for the upcoming House of Councillors election. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan gets first MOX nuclear shipment since 3/11 disaster(Japan Today)

Japan gets first MOX nuclear shipment since 3/11 disaster(Japan Today)

  TAKAHAMA —A vessel under armed guard and loaded with reprocessed nuclear fuel from France arrived at a Japanese port on Thursday, the first such shipment since the Fukushima disaster as utilities lobby to restart their nuclear reactors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Australian court case against Japanese whaling to begin Wednesday in The Hague (Japan Today)

Australian court case against Japanese whaling to begin Wednesday in The Hague (Japan Today)

CANBERRA, Australia —Australia expects the International Court of Justice will outlaw Japanese whaling in the Antarctic before the next whale hunting season begins in January. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Call for international week of action against Société Générale on Kaliningrad NPP (FOE France & BankTrack)

Call for international week of action against Société Générale on Kaliningrad NPP (FOE France & BankTrack)

Friends of the Earth France, ATTAC France, the Nuclear Exit network, Ecodefense, urgewald and BankTrack call for a week of mobilization all over Europe against Société Générale’s involvement in the Kaliningrad nuclear project (in Russia) from June 24 to 30, 2013. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia. European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage(FOE Europe)

European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia.  European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage(FOE Europe)

Monday, 24 June 2013  Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby, responsible for environmental degradation and violations of national regulations in Liberia, according to new research from Friends of the Earth Europe [1]. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

UNEP Finance Initiative elects David Pitt-Watson and Madeleine Ronquest as Co-Chairs and seeks new head to lead the Initiative (UNEP FI)

UNEP Finance Initiative elects David Pitt-Watson and Madeleine Ronquest as Co-Chairs and seeks new head to lead the Initiative (UNEP FI)

Geneva, 21 June 2013 – The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the only dedicated partnership between the United Nations and the financial sector, has elected its two new Co-Chairs to steer the initiative and to champion its revised motto: Changing finance, financing change. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK