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A chance for Japan to build something better from ruins

Just hours before you can double your donations to EIA’s Cetaceans Campaign via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013, EIA co-founder/director Jennifer Lonsdale gives a personal view of Japanese coastal whaling and the ongoing impacts of 2011’s devastating tsunami. Our Cetaceans Campaign has achieve many major successes, such as pressing for key internet brands such […]

The right tools – using tech to fight environmental crime

On Wednesday, EIA attended the National Environmental Crime Conference in London, along with a cross-section of civil society, law enforcement, academia and the media. Under discussion was how technology can be used to prevent environmental crime. I’m of the opinion that technology can be simple or complex – but whatever it is, it has to […]

Join the Big Give and help us make 2014 a whale of a time!

. EIA’s London HQ is buzzing with excitement at once again being selected to participate in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for us to raise much-needed funds for the vital work our Cetaceans Campaign will carry out in 2014, which is why I can’t wait to tell you all […]

Here we go – welcome to the hectic world of an NGO!

“Hi, Janika, nice to meet you – as this is my first day back in the office there’s a lot of work waiting for me, so I’ll shortly introduce you to everyone and give you just a quick viewing of our office,” head Forests campaigner Faith Doherty told me a few seconds after I arrived […]

Climate conundrums: blogging from the UNFCCC in Poland

The second week of the 19th Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins today. The CoP is an annual conference which brings together policy makers, scientists, NGOs, academics and, increasingly, business representatives to craft the rules governing the international climate regime. It covers a staggering array […]

We can’t afford for palm oil certification to be a fig leaf

. A staggering three million hectares of forest in Indonesia and Malaysia have been cleared to make way for oil palm during the past 15 years, and 50–60 per cent of all oil palm expansion in the two countries has occurred at the expense of natural forests. The two countries account for 85 per cent […]

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