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Action alert: Tell the EU to say ‘no’ to single-use plastic bags

Millions of 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. Plastic bags are the third most common type of litter found on European beaches, lakes and rivers. Used for just a few minutes, they last for centuries in […]

Landmark EU/Indonesia timber agreement now legally binding

Following the European Union’s ratification of the landmark Indonesia/EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) last month, Indonesia yesterday (Thursday) confirmed the agreement through a Presidential Regulation. This VPA is one of the key components of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan which will ensure that only legally sourced timber and wood products are […]

Iceland gets away with whale slaughter on EU’s doorstep

. In many respects, Iceland is a remarkably attractive country – breath-taking landscapes, plenty of space for its small population, universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, and a general standard of living that led to the United Nations’ Human Development Index to rank it as the 13th most-developed country in the world […]

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 […]

Six EU members keep doors open to banned carbon credits

Press release issued jointly by Carbon Market Watch and EIA:   Brussels, 14 October 2013. At today’s meeting of EU Environment Ministers, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Spain refused to extend the EU-ETS ban on industrial gas offset credits to their national greenhouse gas reduction targets, prompting concern that some EU Member States are […]

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