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Burma sanctions suspension must be opportunity for reform

Chance to transform the forestry sector with civil society   LONDON: The European Union’s suspension of sanctions against Burma, which will include lifting the prohibition on direct trade of timber and wood products to EU markets, should be an opportunity to introduce meaningful reform directly benefiting the country’s people. EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg today […]

Ivory trade experts are still avoiding the key issue

Acknowledging the crisis is not enough to stem elephant slaughter   LONDON: The new BBC documentary Ivory Wars: Out of Africa tonight detailed the ongoing tragedy of rampant elephant poaching and the international ivory trade, but something was absent from its broad overview. Leading experts featured in the Panorama special failed to confront the most […]

Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market

A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.    

Strip China of ivory ‘Approved Buyer’ status

Governments urged to take responsibility for failure of ‘legal’ trade LONDON: Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed. In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, the London-based Environmental Investigation […]

EIA makes case to phase out F-gases at European workshop

EIA Senior Campaigner Clare Perry was an invited panellist at last Thursday’s EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop F-gases: What role in climate change? She joined about 30 representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, businesses, industry federations and NGOs for the event in Brussels and took the opportunity to press EIA’s case for the phase-out of F-gases as […]

The F-word – one of the worst industries is at it yet again

What is the most environmentally destructive industry? After oil and gas, a strong contender has to be ‘Big Fluorine’, a collection of chemical companies that have profited, and continue to profit, from some of the most environmentally damaging technologies on the planet. From ozone destruction and climate change to toxic waste and dodgy carbon credits, […]

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