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Chemicals lobby threatens to overwhelm EU Commission

LONDON: European efforts to ban the use of HFCs, a type of super greenhouse gas, are under serious threat as multinational equipment and chemical producers unleash a ferocious counter-lobby aimed at preventing meaningful action and maintaining business as usual. Proposals leaked last month revealed that the European Commission intended to propose banning the use of […]

Picking up the pace of the fight for F-gas reform

  Throughout the year, EIA campaigners have been hard at work attempting to get the most for the climate out of the ongoing review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, are just about everywhere in contemporary life, from industrial and supermarket refrigeration to foams, air-conditioning systems and water coolers. Among […]

EIA calls for a firm stand against pro-HFC lobby

BRUSSELS: Leaked documents from the European Commission’s review of the EU F-Gas Regulation reveal a much-needed shake-up in the way Europe regulates hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). The proposed new HFC regulation will help stimulate Europe’s green economy by banning HFCs in large […]

EIA’s Euro Parliament meeting helps to spread the F-word!

This week, EIA’s F-Gas team hosted a debate in the European Parliament to discuss the forthcoming revision of the F-Gas Regulation. Despite having worked as a campaigner with EIA for more than 12 years, I’ve always managed to avoid organising these kinds of events. It’s not that I don’t see the value of them, but […]

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.    

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