This report has been prepared by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA UK) to provide guidance to Parties and entities engaged with wildlife crime enforcement issues relating to West and Central Africa, including State agencies, intergovernmental (IGOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
EIA’s research, conducted over the past two years, reveals the continued online availability of at least 88 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products stated to contain leopard, pangolin and, in a few cases, tiger and rhino, manufactured by 72 Chinese companies which have been licensed by the National Medical Products Administration of China.
EIA is urging significant investment in the ozone treaty, which can secure substantial additional greenhouse gas emission reductions in the near future. A new briefing “Meeting the Moment: Securing the Montreal Protocol’s Legacy in this Decisive Decade for Climate Action” analyses and provides recommendations on a variety of issues on the agenda for MOP35.
The growing momentum to address plastic pollution through global governance has seen the emergence of new international regulations on the management of plastic waste under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (“Basel Convention” or “the Convention”).
In March 2022, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted resolution 5/14 titled “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an International Legally Binding Instrument.” The resolution convenes an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) to develop a new global agreement combatting plastic pollution, otherwise referred to as the global plastics treaty (GPT).