Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

International Update Volume 48, Issue 35

DUTCH COURT CLEARS WAY FOR LARGE DEER CULL IN NATURE RESERVE

Netherlands

On December 6, a Dutch court ruled that the culling of hundreds of red deer in a wetland reserve north of Amsterdam could proceed. The 13,540-acre reserve, known as the Oostvaardersplassen, was created for wild birds but is also home to deer, horses, and cattle. Regional authorities hope to reduce the number of large grazing animals in the reserve to encourage more varied vegetation to grow. For the full story, see https://www.apnews.com/2011f9410cca49959d1303bd08f65203.

NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES NEW GREEN INVESTMENT FUND

New Zealand

On December 5, New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, announced a new $69.28 million green investment fund that is aimed at boosting private-sector participation in efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The fund will likely target electric vehicles, manufacturing, farming practices, and energy-efficient commercial buildings. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-climatechange-investment/ne....

PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT PASSES LAW TO PHASE OUT PLASTIC BAGS

Peru

On December 5, the Peruvian government unanimously passed a law prohibiting the manufacturing, importation, distribution, and consumption of single-use plastic bags. All single-use plastic bags, along with straws and other plastic products that cannot be recycled, will be phased out over the next three years. Peru joins more than 60 other countries that have imposed bans or taxes on single-use plastics. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-peru-environment-plastic/peru-to-phase....