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Laos’ forests still falling to ‘connected’ businesses

LONDON: More than a year after being exposed as major players in the smuggling of timber from Laos, a new report reveals the Vietnamese timber industry, the military and well-connected Lao actors are still profiting from the flow of logs into Vietnam. As well as the role played by a commercial operation of the Vietnam […]

Checkpoints

A report into how powerful interest groups continue to undermine forest governance in Laos.    

EIA Euro Parliament event: End in Sight for HFCs

  EIA is hosting an event at the European Parliament in Brussels at 6pm on Monday, September 24, 2012 in room PHS 7C50. This will aim to bring together MEPs, the Commission, Member State representatives, NGOs, media and businesses to discuss the opportunities for phasing-out the use of climate-changing F-Gases presented by the current review […]

Faroe Islands PM urged to end the slaughter of pilot whales

The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed on the Islands, […]

Lacey Act has teeth: US gets serious about illegal logging

Gibson Guitars has finally faced the music. After nearly a year of crying foul, running to the Tea Party for political backing, seeking audience with every possible media outlet and hiring a DC lobbying firm to change the law under which it was being investigated, Gibson Guitars has acknowledged that it did, in fact, import […]

Videoblog: ‘HFC-free cooling – from niche to mainstream’

Chilling Facts IV, the latest installment of EIA’s annual report on the progress of major supermarket retailers to move away from refrigeration systems which have an adverse affect on global warming, this year extended its scope to include mainland Europe and concluded that climate-friendly refrigeration has now gone mainstream. In this special videoblog Fionnuala Walravens, […]

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