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
A report has been published on the possibility of the 'Hothouse Earth' scenario, in which man-made climate change may result in irreversible tipping points and catastrophic environmental change. Collective action is required to prevent this including hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management under the Kigali amendment.
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is widely recognised as the world’s most successful multilateral environmental agreement and in 2016 it made history yet again with the adoption of the Kigali Amendment which will avoid almost a half a degree of warming by the end of the century
Japanese whaling ships have this morning departed for the Antarctic hunt, the first in the Antarctic since the 2014 ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found that Japan’s previous whaling programme was not for “purposes of scientific research”