The Lacey Act: The World’s First Ban on Trade in Illegal Wood

This animation gives a simple and easy to follow overview of the Lacey Act and illegal logging. It takes the viewer through the journey of how an ordinary wood coffee table gets from the forest, into your living room. You may be surprised by what you learn about illegal logging, and how it may affect […]

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NGO community calls on Ministers to take action to eliminate one of six greenhouse gases

COPENHAGEN – As Ministers meet in Copenhagen desperately seeking to find a set of meaningful mitigation actions negotiators have provided the ray of hope in the form of a draft agreement to work with the Montreal Protocol to eliminate a group of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Often referred to as ‘super’ greenhouse gases, many […]


Putting the Brakes on Drivers of Forest Destruction: A Shared Responsibility

The consumption needs of developed economies and rapidly expandint developing economies are increasingly driving deforestation. Commercial agriculture is now the primary source of tropical deforestation. In Indonesia and Brazil, the two countries accounting for nearly two-thirds of tropical rainforest loss between 2000 and 2005 making them the 3rd and 4th largest global greenhouse gas emitters, […]


An Unparalleled Opportunity for Copenhagen: Eliminate HFCs

Halogenated gases currently contribute 12% to overall radiative forcing.1 While actions under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) are already addressing CFCs and HCFCs, atmospheric concentrations of some HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) are rising rapidly, by more than 23% each year. For the full report, click here.

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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41 Nations Join Island Effort for Fast Phase-out of Super Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The biggest news this year for climate protection could come this week when delegates from around the world meet in Port Ghalib, Egypt to weigh action on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Used primarily in the world’s more than 4 billion refrigerators and air conditioners, soaring HFC use threatens to negate efforts to […]