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What “Build Better” Means for the Forests of the World

The Case for Full Enforcement of the 2008 US Lacey Act Amendments and the Example of US-Vietnam Trade Biden has committed to rebuild the US, its economy and its position in the world not as it was pre-Covid-19 pandemic and pre-Trump administration, but “better.” He has also pledged to make the mitigation of the climate […]

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EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action

EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Prioritize Environmental and Social Justice The Biden-Harris administration takes the helm at a time when the world faces multiple interrelated ecological and social justice crises. Bold, transformative approaches are urgently needed to change systems too long operating at the expense of environmental, social and […]

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How the Cooling Industry Can Turn Down the Global Temperature

This article was originally posted on Accelerate (Special Issue #112). The HVAC&R industry needs to implement critical changes to build back better – and help turn the tide on global warming.— By Avipsa Mahapatra As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are reflecting on lessons learned during what was indubitably a difficult year […]

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Unchartered Territory: Funding Climate Action During a Pandemic

Unchartered Territory: Funding Ozone and Climate Protection During a Pandemic This week, Parties to the Montreal Protocol, renowned as the world’s most successful environmental treaty, came together remotely for their annual intersessional meeting, known as the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG). The Montreal Protocol has a vital role to play in addressing climate change, as it […]

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China’s New Approach in Updated Forest Law Could Support Pandemic-Fighting Needs

Washington D.C. — The world is now focused on fighting a common enemy: COVID-19. For most of us, this is an unprecedented moment of global struggle. The first hit nation, China, has seemingly emerged from the most difficult stage and is forging ahead with some measures to address drivers of pandemic risks. Notably, following indications […]

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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 […]