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Preventing Illicit Trade In Nigeria’s Endangered Plant Species

Preventing Illicit Trade In Nigeria’s Endangered Plant Species Africa Program Coordinator, Kidan Araya’s speech transcript at the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA). Thank you again to HEDA for inviting me to speak today. In the spirit of keeping today’s discussion an exchange of ideas between Nigerian stakeholders and in full acknowledgement that I am […]

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Thirty Years After the Ivory Ban: Japan Still Threatens Africa’s Elephants

by Allan Thornton, President EIA Thirty years ago, in response to the massive killings of some 70,000 elephants a year, the Parties to CITES up-listed all African elephant populations to Appendix I, banning almost all international trade. Being at the Conference of the Parties for that particular moment – when the ban was announced – […]

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California’s New Plan to Reduce HFCs in Supermarkets

California’s New Plan to Reduce HFCs in Supermarkets Part one in a series on policy trends on eliminating HFCs, emerging from California. It’s not an exaggeration to say that California will reshape the U.S. cooling sector in the next decade. New regulations and incentives to reduce potent climate warming refrigerants – hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – will […]

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Phase Down HFCs in the United States

On January 7, 2020 H.R. 5544 – American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership Act (AIM Act) was introduced to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by four representatives – two Republicans and two Democrats – receiving bipartisan support in congress. The AIM Act, which parallels Senate Bill S.2754, will phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in accordance with […]

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Thirty Years Since the International Ivory Ban, Say Goodbye to Ivory Hanko

By Allan Thornton, President, Environmental Investigation Agency US This opinion originally appeared in Japanese in Asahi Shimbun on January 8th, 2020 Around 20,000 elephants have been killed every year in Africa, for the past decade at least, to supply the global trade in ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna […]

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New global protection measures for threatened rosewood trees start this week

CITES decisions need to translate into action on the ground A number of threatened tree species have been given a new lease on life. At its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in August 2019, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) granted protection to several species – […]