Condenando El Bosque

  En junio de 2018, el Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales, IDEAM, reportó que dos tercios de la deforestación en Colombia durante el 2017 ocurrió en tres departamentos de la región amazónica: Caquetá, Putumayo y Amazonas. En conjunto, dichosdepartamentos perdieron alrededor de 144.147 hectáreas de bosque, más del doble del área deforestada en […]


Commerce Toxique

  Téléchargez le rapport / Principaux Resultats Download the Report in English Executive Summary in Chinese Le bassin du Congo, qui abrite la deuxième plus grande forêt tropicale du monde après l’Amazonie, s’étend sur une super cie équivalente à la moitié de la zone continentale des États- Unis et revêt une importance capitale pour des […]


Search, Reuse, and Destroy: How States Can Take the Lead on a 100 Billion Ton Climate Problem

Preventing emissions of fluorinated refrigerants such as HFCs from “F-gas banks” is the single biggest near-term strategy to reduce greenhouse gases. The IPCC special report on limiting global warming to within 1.5˚C also underlined need for faster and deeper HFC emission reductions beyond those anticipated under full implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal […]


Authorized Plunder

Authorized Plunder The ongoing sale of “pre-Convention” specimens of Pterocarpus erinaceus in Guinea-Bissau has quickly become the archetype of an ill-conceived stockpile disposal process that directly undermines the integrity of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). New findings by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicate that the […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

Energy Efficiency in HFC-free Supermarket Refrigeration

Commercial refrigeration is estimated to globally produce annual GHG emissions in the range of 1-1.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, out of which direct emissions (from the refrigerant) range between 0.35- 0.46 GtCO 2 e and indirect emissions (those associated with electricity use) range between 0.65-0.85 GtCO 2 e. It is therefore clear that […]