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Explosion of HFC-23 super greenhouse gases is expected

Action needed to prevent HFC-23 climate bomb from China and India LONDON: China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the production of […]

Illegal fires put ‘sustainable’ palm oil in the hot spot

RSPO and ISPO must commission independent investigations into illegal fires by member companies, or be certified as greenwash LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the RSPO and the ISPO – the world’s main “sustainable palm oil” certification schemes – to immediately commission independent investigations into the illegal burning of land in concessions […]

MEPs vote to rid the EU of a major greenhouse gas

ENVI Committee agrees to ban HFCs in new equipment from 2020   LONDON: The European Parliament’s ENVI Committee today (June 19) scored a significant win for the climate and a boost for the European economy when it decided by an overwhelming 48 votes in favour to 19 against to strengthen the EU’s F-Gas Regulation to […]

Scratching below the surface to expose tiger trade reality

In May 2011, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China wrote to the Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and stated that illegal trade in tiger and other Asian big cat parts in Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu had been “effectively deterred”. This claim was repeated during a meeting of […]

Greed beats logic: why a legal rhino horn trade won’t work

. It’s nearly three full years until the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place in South Africa. Yet a propaganda battle – or charm offensive, if you’re feeling expansive – is already under way in […]

The Spring 2013 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features: • our exposé of China’s conservation double standard as it signs up to save wild tigers while simultaneously stimulating a trade in the skins and parts of […]

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