Expectations are high that an HFC amendment could be finalised and adopted during the Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in October in Kigali, Rwanda, after countries successfully reached solutions on difficult aspects, such as finance, in the first two days of the Vienna meetings
Parties to the Montreal Protocol have made significant progress on agreeing to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a series of back-to-back meetings in Vienna, raising expectations that a global agreement to address the super greenhouse gases can be adopted this year
At the 65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portorož, Slovenia, EIA arrived with a new report on Iceland’s whaling, documenting its flouting of two international conventions in its pursuit of commercial hunting of the endangered fin whale and its efforts to escalate exports of whale products to Japan
The International Whaling Commission meets in Slovenia to discuss issues including a South Atlantic whale sanctuary, Japan’s request for a ‘relief’ quota of 17 minke whales, action to protect cetaceans on the high seas, Greenland’s application for an Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling quota and the threat of marine debris
New Zealand’s legal domestic ivory trade is booming and authorities have confiscated more than 700 pieces of illegal ivory since the 1989 global ivory trade ban. Will the New Zealand Government commit to an ivory crush event, a public awareness campaign and a ban on the ivory trade altogether?