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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 […]

Indonesia timber law a test of resolve to root out corruption

LONDON: As Asia’s first-ever Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to combat illegal logging was signed into law today (September 30, 2013), the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) cautioned that it would also serve as a test of official resolve to stamp out serious corruption in Indonesia’s forest sector. The historic timber trade agreement was formally initialed […]

Giving retailers the clarity to move towards a greener future

During my weekly shop, I try to make an effort to reduce the environmental impact of what I’m buying, from remembering to stuff a few grubby plastic bags in my handbag before I leave home to avoiding those yummy baby sweet corn with enough air miles to get them into the BA club lounge at […]

New cooling technology a ‘double win’ for climate

LONDON: A new wave of technology is spurring a European refrigeration revolution – slashing energy usage and eliminating the need for harmful chemicals. Launching its new report Chilling Facts V, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said supermarket chains throughout the EU, and particularly in the UK, were moving away from traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) towards […]

Chilling Facts V

The latest of EIA’s annual reports focusing on the use of climate-harmful refrigerants in major supermarket chains in the UK and Europe, and progress to move away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly alternatives. .   • Read the French language version of the report here. • Read the German language version of the report here. […]

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