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EIA alert: timber shipments from Burma to the EU

Companies in the European Union could fall foul of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) by importing timber from Myanma/Burmar. The EUTR, which came into force in March this year, prohibits traders from placing on the EU market timber which has been harvested or exported illegally from the country of origin. The regulation requires traders […]

It’s all heating up in the fight against climate change!

It’s a hectic time of year for EIA’s Global Environment team and this week we’ve all been in Brussels – even by our usual standards, it’s been a busy few days! On Monday, at the quarterly meeting of EU Climate and Environment Ministers in Brussels, climate champion Denmark rallied support from a further five EU […]

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 […]

Italy & Malta could face legal action over F-Gas Regulation

LONDON: The European Commission has announced that Italy and Malta could face legal action over their continued failure to implement the European Union F-gas Regulation, which controls emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases in Europe. On the recommendation of Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, the Commission is sending a ‘reasoned opinion’ to both countries, […]

Massive investment in fake HFC carbon credits spurs Italian sabotage of EU ETS reform

EFFORTS to reform Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by restricting the use of phoney carbon credits from HFC-23 destruction and other industrial gas offsets are being opposed by Italy. Huge investments by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and Italian companies have prompted Italy to defend the projects and its financial stake in an […]