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 […]
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 […]
Illegal wildlife trade conference offers a watershed moment to conserve iconic species LONDON: Just days before UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s landmark Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has set out the key actions it believes are essential to tackle the international organised criminal networks plundering the environment. Drawing on […]
A report examining international wildlife crime case histories, considering the successes and failures, and highlighting the crucial lessons to be learnt for better future enforcement and conservation. .