Ocean reports

EIA Briefing for SC74: Totoaba (Report of the Secretariat)

Recommendations to address the illegal fishing of totoaba and trafficking of swim bladders in order to protect the vaquita, of which there are fewer than ten animals remaining on the planet. Presented at the 74th Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Turning off the Tap: Plastic production and the climate emergency – Briefing

The expected expansion of plastic production will emit greenhouse gases (GHG) equivalent to an estimated 56 Gt CO2e between 2015-50, representing 10-13 per cent of the entire remaining carbon budget. Addressing plastic production is therefore a climate priority and the adoption of a new global plastics treaty which promotes a circular economy for plastics and controls plastic production is a key climate strategy.