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Loopholes & ODS illegal trade threaten ozone layer recovery

EIA’s latest briefing New Trends in ODS Smuggling highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS). Far from going away, the threat of black market ODS looms greater than ever and this briefing brings together analysis of trade and emissions data, recent reported seizures and a look at the global refrigerant […]

Tanzania’s ivory problem more than Chinese diplomatic bags

. A major report revealing details of large-scale ivory smuggling from Tanzania to China was released last week by EIA. The report continues to make headlines, with most stories pegged to an allegation by Tanzanian traders that members of the Chinese president’s delegation had purchased illegal ivory in Tanzania. Let’s be clear here – the main […]

Crime & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

Chinese criminal syndicates & corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown   LONDON: A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years – even diplomatic visits by high-level Chinese […]

Action alert: Tell the UK Govt to bin plastic bags in Europe

. Over a million marine mammals, birds, turtles and fish die every year as a result of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris, choking and entangled in man-made litter. The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris. Every year, […]

Climate change targets – we’re not out of the woods yet!

Last week, two events put climate policy back in the news: the United Nations climate conference in Bonn and the EU Summit on Europe’s 2030 climate and energy targets. In my related post on EIA’s blog, I expressed the hope that UN and EU negotiators would spend the week working towards delivering the best deal […]

All aboard the Tiger Express for fundraising awareness!

. I feel a wee bit guilty about posting this news. Earlier this month, I traded in the tackety boots for a little glitter – three days in the company of some highly inspiring and motivated tiger lovers on the luxury train journey of a lifetime. Courtesy of the fabulous folks at Belmond and YTL, […]

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