On April 2nd, 2014, Sri Lankan customs officials announced the seizure of 420 metric tons (3,669 logs) of rosewood.
- Smarter Standards: Vital for Kigali Amendment Success
This report provides updates on the work of key standards bodies relevant to the cooling sector and outlines the climate imperative of modernizing standards for successful implementation of the Kigali Amendment and the ongoing HCFC phase-out.
- The Rosewood Racket
The results of a two-year investigation by EIA, The Rosewood Racket details the journey of illegal African rosewood, also known as “kosso,” from the remote forests of Nigeria beset by illegal logging to luxury furniture boutiques in China, despite protections placed on this threatened tree species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
- Transitioning HFCs in India: Why Multinationals Must Support India's Kigali Amendment Goals
In 2016, EIA released Transitioning HFCs in India, a report estimating the growing contributions of multinational fast food and beverage companies to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions in India.
- Building a Strong Foundation for Continued Success
With the ink barely dry on the Kigali Amendment and ratification under way, the real work now begins...
- Charting the Future for Cetaceans and Polar Shipping
A new briefing prepared for the MEPC71
- EIA Comments at California Air Resources Board
- Letter To FSC Board of Directors regarding Holzindustrie Schweighofer
EIA has written a letter To the FSC Board of Directors regarding Holzindustrie Schweighofer
- FSC Policy for Association complaint - WWF Germany vs. Holzindustrie Schweighofer
A report published by the FSC complaint panel. WWF Germany vs. Holzindustrie Schweighofer
- Forest Liquidators & Timber Smugglers: The Full Story
EIA summarizes the federal case against Lumber Liquidators for violating the U.S. Lacey Act.
- EIA Briefing to the UNFCCC COP22
- Traditional Chiefs Call for an End to Oil Palm Project on Their Lands
The SGSOC oil palm project has disrupted the livelihoods of many communities in Southwest Cameroon. Village leaders have written to the president, calling for a stop to the project...
- Heavy Fuel Oil: A Priority Threat to Arctic Cetaceans
An EIA briefing on the threat of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic...
- EIA, others send letter to Prime Minister of Romania on forest sector transparency
EIA and the World Wide Fund for Nature and Greenpeace submitted a letter to the Prime Minister of Romania Dacian Ciolos, requesting transparent public access to key forest sector data within the country.
- Averting Climate Catastrophe: Our obligation to adopt an ambitious Kigali HFC amendment to the Montreal Protocol
Averting Climate Catastrophe: Our obligation to adopt an ambitious Kigali HFC amendment to the Montreal Protocol
As the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol gets underway in Kigali, Rwanda, the momentum to tackle dangerous climate change has never been greater.
- The Dirty Secrets of Japan’s Illegal Ivory Trade
- Lost Years in the Fight Against Trafficking Malagasy Woods
The government of Madagascar has failed to fulfill its commitments under the 2013 Action Plan accompanying the listing of its populations of ebonies, palisanders, and rosewoods to Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)...
- Cycles of Destruction: Unsustainability, Illegality, and Violence in the Hongmu Trade
EIA has produced a new briefing ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on the trade of a rare and valuable "red wood" known commonly as hongmu...
- Transitioning HFCs in India: The Opportunity for Climate Friendly Cooling in the Fast Food Industry
Transitioning HFCs in India, studies some of the fastest growing multinational fast food chains in India – a country with significantly increasing HFC emissions due to its expanding market. Eight fast food chains in India...
- LETTER: U.S. House Of Representatives letter to Japan Regarding Ivory
On September 9, 2016 a bipartisan coalition of 16 members of the United States House Representatices sent a leter to Japanese Ambassador Kenichir Sasae urging the government of Japan to enact a ban...
- The Need for Smarter Standards and Codes in Cooling
As Parties to Montreal Protocol negotiate a global agreement for an HFC phase-down this year, several safety standards and building codes are threatening to limit...
- Bringing the U.S. Fridge Market into the 21st Century
HFC-134a, a type of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant with a high global warming poten- tial (GWP) 1,430 times that of carbon dioxide, is used in virtually all new U.S. domestic refrigerators and freezers...
- Missing the Forest for the Carbon? EIA Analysis of the FCPF Carbon Fund
Launched in 2008, the FCPF was among the first multilateral funds to support countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). After eight years of financial support for...
- The Importance of Ambition in the 2016 HFC Phase-Down Agreement
Following the adoption of the Dubai Pathway on HFCs, Parties to the Montreal Protocol are set to negotiate and adopt an HFC amendment in 2016, the first major...
- Petition to Certify Mozambique as Diminishing the Effectiveness of CITES
Petition to Certify Mozambique as Diminishing the Effectiveness of CITES