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EU timber law scorecard highlights failures to act

More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013

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Are you ready to go plastic bag free for the oceans?

International Bag Free Day is part of the Bag Free World initiative which is seeking to eliminate single-use plastic bags. As part of our work to tackle the issue of marine debris and its negative impacts on ocean environments, we are asking people not just to go plastic bag free for a day, but to do so for life

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EU’s F-gas Regulation is law – now for a global deal!

The EU’s F-gas Regulation became law when it was published in the Official Journal of the EU, replacing an older version with several new and ambitious measures. The law, which controls the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases throughout the EU, will reduce emissions of F-gases by two-thirds of current levels by 2030