The zero draft of the Global Plastic Treaty released in early September offers a wide range of options, some of which have the potential to result in an effective legally binding instrument to combat plastic pollution. However, although member states are calling for treaty negotiations to be ba[...]
Humankind's relationship with trees and forests has always been controversial. While today our understanding of the importance of forests to the health of the planet has reached startling clarity, the extractive race driven by agribusiness and mining continues to devastate these precious habitats in every part of the world. In this issue of RM, a search for a balance that is possible and increasingly urgent has been undertaken.