Reports

Investigator magazine: The big CITES meeting in Panama – an overall win for wildlife

Inside, you can read about the wins for wildlife we helped to secure at the big CITES CoP19 meeting in Panama as well as news of all our major activities. EIA has seen rapid growth in the past few years and, recognising the need to ensure we remain effective, at the beginning of 2022 we engaged specialised external support to help us initiate a change and transition programme. Examining our strategy, culture and structure, as well as strengthening leadership and teamworking, we have embarked on an ambitious consultative process across the organisation which will continue through and beyond 2023.

From Paper to Practice: Translating environmental principles into operational measures in the global plastics treaty

This briefing looks at the potential application of three outlined principles. It provides recommendations for how they could be taken beyond simply references in preambular paragraphs and effectively guide both the process of developing a treaty and the enduring implementation and compliance of an instrument truly capable of ending plastic pollution.

Acts of Defiance II: US companies break sanctions to import teak from Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the world’s biggest producers of high-quality natural teak, prized for its water-resistant properties and highly prized for decking and fixtures on the superyachts of the wealthy. But teak imports into America are prohibited by US sanctions imposed in response to the violent military coup in Myanmar. In this updated and expanded […]

Convention on Plastic Pollution – Essential Elements: Microplastics

In March 2022, at its fifth session, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted resolution 5/14 titled “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument,” convening an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) to develop a new global agreement on plastic pollution. Negotiators must now move swiftly to agree to measures across the full lifecycle of plastic to end plastic pollution.