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EIA welcomes European Union moves to phase out super greenhouse gases

LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomes moves by the European Union to reduce and phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. In twin developments yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling for a rapid reduction in the use of HFCs in Europe, […]

EIA responds to criticism of Crossroads report

LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a London-based international NGO, strongly refutes allegations concerning its recent report into illicit trade in timber between Laos and Vietnam made by a Vietnamese wood industry association and covered in a range of media outlets. On 28 July 2011, EIA released its report entitled “Crossroads – the illicit timber […]

Iceland exports fin whale meat as sanction threat looms

WASHINGTON DC: Environmental and welfare groups today revealed that Iceland’s commercial whaling operation exported a further 133 tonnes of whale products from endangered fin whales in July, despite the pending threat of US trade sanctions for violating conservation agreements protecting the creatures. The whale meat, worth an estimated US$1.2 million, was exported to Japan in July […]

New films on eco detectives premiere in USA

LONDON: Three gripping new documentaries following the work of undercover investigators from the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will premiere in the USA on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Launched as a three-part special under Nat Geo Wild’s Crimes Against Nature strand, the programmes have been a year in the making and will take viewers into […]

Super greenhouse gas HFC-23 vented in Europe as millions are spent on fake HFC-23 credits abroad

LONDON: A new study has shown that European chemical manufacturers are surreptitiously venting large quantities of one of the world’s most powerful greenhouse gases. The study by EPMA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has demonstrated that Western European emissions of HFC-23, a super greenhouse gas with […]

Alarm at secret meetings on ivory trade

Civil society being excluded from discussions at UN Convention GENEVA: Conservation groups have reacted with dismay and disgust after being forced out of a crucial session on elephants and the ivory trade at the UN CITES Convention, currently taking place in Geneva. The NGOs were removed following a vote in the Standing Committee. The UK, […]

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