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One of Shell’s Amazon carbon offsets projects raises serious human rights concerns

One of Shell’s Amazon carbon offsets projects raises serious human rights concerns

Indigenous peoples claim and reportedly live in different parts of the Cordillera Azul National Park

David Hill Dec 15

Indigenous Kichwa leader Nelsith Sangama, from Peru, in Glasgow recently where she spoke against carbon offsetting. Credit: Forest Peoples Programme

The last six months or so have been uncharacteristically bruising for oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell, at least as far as its public profile is concerned. Not only did a court in The Netherlands rule in May that it must cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030 compared with 2019 levels, but then in August the Dutch advertising watchdog concluded that the company should abandon its campaign promoting “carbon neutral” driving. In late October the UK’s Channel 4 broadcast “Joe Lycett vs the Oil Giant”, which included the British comedian impersonating Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden and defecating out of his mouth, and then the very next day journalists from SourceMaterialGreenpeace’s Unearthed team and Bloomberg published investigations into the “Drive Carbon Neutral” campaign. read more

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Fed up trying to dodge Amazon attempts to corral you into joining Amazon Prime?

Fed up trying to dodge Amazon attempts to corral you into joining Amazon Prime?

Have you noticed how increasingly difficult it is becoming to place an order with Amazon without being corralled into a free trial of Amazon Prime?

By John Donovan 

Until today, I have managed to successfully dodge Amazon’s persistent extremely annoying attempts to corral me into joining Amazon Prime. 

I ended up sending the following message to Amazon:  

I DON’T WANT AMAZON PRIME. I WAS TRYING VERY HARD TO PLACE AN ORDER WITHOUT HAVING TO JOIN AMAZON PRIME. ANOTHER PERSON IN MY HOUSEHOLD ALREADY HAS IT. YOU ARE MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO DO BUSINESS WITH AMAZON. TOO PUSHY BY FAR. SPOILING AN OTHERWISE GREAT SERVICE. I REPEAT. I DO NOT WANT AMAZON PRIME. read more

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