As we mark the UN’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, we can’t afford to be complacent – the ‘hole’ discovered in the ozone layer above the Antarctic during the 1980s is still there and challenges, both old and new, continue to threaten the recovery of our planet’s invisible shield against ultraviolet rays.
The IWC was created to undertake the business of the Convention. There were 15 initial signatories but today it has 89 members. The 70th anniversary provides a useful moment to reflect on how this international agreement has evolved over seven decades, its importance and EIA’s contribution to its work
The ocean. It is the original cradle of life on the planet. It flows into our dreams, surges through our imaginations, seeps into our creativity. We’ve sunk mythical civilisations beneath its waves, dreamt up gods and monsters to populate its romanticised depths, established our civilisations along its shores