- Montreal Protocol Discusses Kigali Amendment Implementation
Parties to the Montreal Protocol met for the first time since October 2016, when all countries agreed to phase down HFCs.
- Second Postcard from the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee
EIA returned from the 71st Marine Environment Protection Committee meetings with some positive updates
- Japan's Rakuten Closes the Door on Ivory Sales
- PEFC: A Fig Leaf for Stolen Timber
- Waking Up to Climate Change
- A 21st Century Standard for American Fridges
- Historic Sentence for Largest Wildlife Crime in Recent History
Trader smuggled 50 million dollars’ worth of rosewood into Singapore, expects jail
- New Website User Friendly, Highlights EIA’s Core
- Ratifying the Kigali HFC Amendment: A No-brainer for the U.S.
EIA takes a look at why the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol should be ratified by the United States
- EIA reflects on 10 years of HFC campaigning following Kigali Amendment
Following successful negotiations to the Montreal Protocol, EIA reflects on ten years of calling for a phase out of HFC gases.
- Stolen Forests: The West African Precious Woods Crisis
The dry forests of West Africa – fragile transition ecosystems located between the Northern Sahelian desert and the South Central African tropical forests – are home to valuable...
- Schweighofer’s ongoing sourcing of illegal timber in Romania and Ukraine again revealed
A new documentary video released yesterday by investigative journalist groups RISE and OCCRP once again names Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie Schweighofer as one of the largest buyers of illegal timber in Romania...
- Montreal Protocol Seeks Progress on Standards for HFC-free Technologies
Parties to the Montreal Protocol met last month in Vienna to negotiate a global phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super-greenhouse gases that are thousands...
- Keeping Campus Cool – Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling as a Climate-Friendly Model for Universities
As countries negotiate a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol, institutions and companies are increasingly looking for climate-friendly cooling to aid global efforts to stay under the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal...
- The Biggest Climate Commitment after Paris Closer to Adoption in 2016
The Paris climate agreement in December was a landmark deal agreed by all countries yet the national greenhouse gas targets countries have put forward are far from sufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C...
- Target Hits a Bullseye for Climate-Friendly Refrigeration in the U.S.
American consumers looking to make sustainable choices with their grocery shopping dollars may want to consider a new commitment by Target...
- Who will pay for the illegal destruction of the Peruvian Amazon?
News broke recently in the Jakarta Post that two Peruvian oil palm plantations located in Peru’s Amazon region of Ucayali, Plantaciones de Pucallpa and Plantaciones de Ucayali, plan to sell land they control in the Peruvian Amazon...
- Peruvian Government to London Stock Exchange: Support our actions against United Cacao
Today, May 24 2016, the national forestry authority in Peru (SERFOR) issued a public statement confirming the illegal operations of United Cacao’s subsidiary in the country, clarifying, once again that the company does not have the required environmental approval. Citing large scale illegal...
- Walking the Talk: U.S. Agencies Finalize Rule Limiting Procurement of High-GWP HFCs
A long-awaited new rule that limits government procurement of super greenhouse gases – HFCs – has been published and is a welcome step to strengthening U.S. federal leadership in transitioning to cooling options that don’t damage the climate.
- An End to Blood Wood: Musicians and Communities Fight Back
EIA’s new documentary, Instruments of Change: Lessons from the Rainforest, invites you to join Jesse Carmichael and James Valentine of Maroon 5 and Adam Gardner of Guster on their journey to the Guatemalan rainforest, where they learn about the...
- Postcard from London: Charting a Cleaner Course for the Arctic
Earth Day is a chance to celebrate the wonder of the natural world, which on the surface makes it a little ironic that EIA’s Wildlife Team is sending this blog postcard from the back of a London conference room with no...
- Papering Over Illegalities: EIA assessment of new Holzindustrie Schweighofer report
On April 13th, 2016, the Austrian wood processor Holzindustrie Schweighofer (Schweighofer), released an evaluation of their due diligence system in Romania which the company had commissioned the forest...
- China’s Actions to Promote Low-GWP Alternatives: The 27th China Refrigeration Exhibition
In its 13th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, China announced to the world that green development will be high on its agenda for the next five years. The “green” concept was prominently discussed in the economic and social development section of the five-year plan...
- Visit Guatemala with Maroon 5 through Virtual Reality
Last fall when I met with tech pros who boasted about the coming boom of virtual reality, or VR, I skeptically assumed it would be another piece of trendy, flashy technology, limited in its actual use and distribution. Fast forward a few months...