EIA welcomes the vote in the European Parliament today to adopt binding measures to cut single-use plastic bags. MEPs voted by 539 votes to 51 in favour of an 80% reduction target by 2020, a measure that will help prevent billions of plastic bags ending up in the ocean. Plastic bags are the third […]
It’s been an interesting week for EIA’s forest team. We published the short briefing Data Corruption, outlining some shocking statistics with regard to the timber trade in Myanmar/Burma that showed a massive hole in what the Government says it has exported and what has been reported by the global trade. EIA has estimated that this […]
Myanmar’s six billion dollar timber corruption black hole revealed by official data LONDON: New analysis of the Myanmar Government’s forestry and trade data points to a multi-billion dollar illegal logging and exports black hole – indicating widespread criminality and official corruption. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today released the new briefing Data Corruption: Exposing the […]
A briefing which analyses official Myanmar Government timber harvest and export figures to reveal a massive discrepancy pointing to widespread illegal logging and official corruption. . . • For a Burmese language version of the briefing, click here.
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 […]
European Parliament ratifies partial ban on F-gases in significant win for the climate STRASBOURG: The European Parliament has today adopted a compromise agreement struck in December to phase-down the use of a group of super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), or fluorinated gases (F-gases). F-gases have global warming potentials hundreds to thousands of […]