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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.  […]

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How Russian Conflict Birch Makes its Way to American Consumers

American consumers love Russian birch. Claimed to be durable, strong, and visually appealing, Russian birch is “the wood of choice for many carpenters, furniture makers, and manufacturers” in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of birch plywood are imported from Russia each year, some manufactured into products and the rest sold directly […]

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2021 Impact Report

To adapt to an ever changing environment in 2021, the Environmental Investigation Agency mobilized governments and policies, conducted innovative and groundbreaking investigations, delivered detailed evidence bringing major environmental crime violators to justice, and advocated for earth defenders across the planet. Read highlights from the EIA 2021 Impact Report.

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European Parliament Biomass RED Vote Reaction Statement

The European parliament today passed a new amendment on biomass that establishes a phase down of harmful subsidies for the burning of whole trees – the type of woody biomass that has the most negative impact on climate and forest biodiversity – for energy. But the devil is in the details. The parliament didn’t set […]