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Warning to seafood expo: don’t support whale slaughter

European campaign warns seafood expo: ‘don’t support whale slaughter’   LONDON: An alliance of 13 leading conservation groups is this week urging major buyers at Europe’s biggest seafood trade show not to do business with Icelandic seafood company HB Grandi because of its strong links to whaling. HB Grandi is controlled by the whaling and […]

Banning HFCs an easy win for the climate

LONDON: Banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration – in supermarkets would be one of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases in Europe. Speaking at the shecco ATMOsphere conference in Brussels, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) called on European Union member states to push […]

Fish buyers: Is your seafood tainted by blood of whales?

BRUSSELS: Animal welfare and conservation groups are advising major seafood buyers attending the 2013 European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe Convention in Brussels this week to be aware that there are whalers in their midst, and that the seafood they are considering purchasing may be “tainted by the blood of whales”. Twenty-five years ago, […]

2013 shapes up to be a busy year for major climate issues

We’re barely halfway through February and 2013 is already shaping up to be a tremendously busy year for EIA’s Global Environment Campaign. At the end of January, we bade a fond farewell to our colleague Alasdair Cameron, who has worked as a campaigner at EIA since 2008. He is already sorely missed, as much for […]

Picking up the pace of the fight for F-gas reform

  Throughout the year, EIA campaigners have been hard at work attempting to get the most for the climate out of the ongoing review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, are just about everywhere in contemporary life, from industrial and supermarket refrigeration to foams, air-conditioning systems and water coolers. Among […]

EIA Euro Parliament event: End in Sight for HFCs

  EIA is hosting an event at the European Parliament in Brussels at 6pm on Monday, September 24, 2012 in room PHS 7C50. This will aim to bring together MEPs, the Commission, Member State representatives, NGOs, media and businesses to discuss the opportunities for phasing-out the use of climate-changing F-Gases presented by the current review […]

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