Casino sued by indigenous from the Amazonas

Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia sued retailer Casino in a French court on Wednesday over selling beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners involved in the lawsuit said. They expect 3 million euros to the organisations that represent indigenous peoples to ensure that their activities do not entail deforestation. Casino, which controls Brazil’s largest food retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar (GPA) and Colombian retailer Almacenes Exito, said it actively fought against deforestation by cattle ranchers in Brazil and Colombia.

New rules for renewable auction in 2021

Colombian ministry of mines and energy offered a glimpse of the rules that will govern the country’s 2021 renewable energy auction for long-term contracts. Eligible projects must be registered with Colombia’s mining and energy planning unit UPME and approved at least at stage two out of UPME’s three approval cycles. In stage two, assessment of the technical, economic, environmental and social feasibility of the project is ascertained.