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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 […]

US ivory crush sends signal to end elephant ivory trade

WASHINGTON, DC: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the United States Government’s inspiring step to today (November 14) destroy 5.4 tonnes of seized elephant ivory in Denver, Colorado. The stockpile represents 25 years of seizures of illegal ivory in the United States and its destruction will focus attention on the devastating impacts of the illegal wildlife […]

EIA takes HFCs call for action to international climate event

19th SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC November 11-22, 2013   A CALL TO ACTION ON HFCs Today (Monday, November 11, 2013) negotiators from more than 190 countries are in Warsaw, Poland for the 19th Conference of the Parties (C0P19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), aware of […]

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 […]

HSBC bankrolls deforestation, pushing orangutans to brink

HSBC loans drive deforestation and push orangutans & endangered species to the brink LONDON: High Street giant HSBC is bankrolling the destruction of rainforests essential for the survival of Bornean orangutans and other endangered species. A new report released today by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Banking on Extinction, reveals that despite adopting polices […]

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