So, what happened to “flaming June” ……….?
IN THIS WEEK’S EMAIL :-
Wednesday 30 June : Cotton tax!?
Link to past DEs on Youtube.
Summary of last Wednesday’s DE : Our river Wye, pollution problems.
News of summer break during July and August.
WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE 2021 Cotton Tax?!
I shall give a short presentation about the world trade in cotton, its production and consumption, and their environmental impacts. Cotton is a valuable cash crop but requires very large quantities of the increasingly scarce resource of water, much use of pesticides and herbicides and is a significant element of excessive consumption in the west. Should we introduce a cotton tax equivalent to the sugar tax to reduce excessive consumption and waste? It will be brief, highlighting a range of concerns, giving much time for us to discuss, explore our views and what policies should be developed.
DKP: Cotton Tax?!
Time: Jun 30, 2021 19:30 London
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