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A Decade of National Ivory Action Plans – Where do we go from here? CoP19

It’s called the National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) and was designed to improve elephants chances of survival from illegal killing. Parties to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) are identified for inclusion in the NIAP if they have worrying levels of poaching and/or illegal ivory trade and are required […]

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Ripe for Abuse: Japan’s Ivory Market

Briefing Document for Delegates to CITES CoP19 Domestic ivory markets are on the agenda at CITES CoP19, and EIA has released a short briefing focused on Japan’s domestic market, the most significant open market today. Japan must recognize that any open ivory market contributes to illegal trade and poaching and must do its part to […]

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Hope for Colombia’s forests: Civil society, Government and lawmakers take measures against illegal cattle ranching and deforestation

In its 2021 investigative report Tainted Beef, EIA documented how beef from cattle illegally raised in Colombia’s protected forests ends up on the shelves of city supermarkets. The current lack of accountability, perpetuated through opaque supply chains, makes consumers unwitting contributors to the deforestation of Colombia’s protected areas and the financing of illegal armed groups.  […]

Press Release

New Report: Chemical Nightmare – Ending emissions of fluorochemical greenhouse gases

WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ENVIRONMENTAL TREATY THREATENED BY A CHEMICAL NIGHTMARE OF HARMFUL GAS EMISSIONS MONTREAL: A deadly cocktail of unexplained chemical gases harmful to the Earth’s ozone layer and climate is building up in the atmosphere, a new report warns. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report Chemical Nightmare – Ending emissions of fluorochemical greenhouse gases is released as […]

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Chemical Nightmare – Ending emissions of fluorochemical greenhouse gases

In 2018, scientists revealed alarming, unexpected emissions of CFC-11, a potent ozone-depleting substance (ODS) which had been banned for nearly a decade. EIA investigations traced the source of CFC-11 to illegal production and use in the polyurethane foam sector in China, which had gone undetected for years by the Montreal Protocol’s existing monitoring and compliance […]

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Preventing Illegal Trade of HFCs: AIM Act Fact Sheet

This fact sheet examines the unique compliance and enforcement features of the 2021 allowance system developed to implement the Kigali Amendment in the United States. This serves as just one example for countries to consider as they improve and modernize previous domestic licensing and allowance systems designed for ODS, to ensure the successful phase down […]