Tag: legality-policies

Fact Sheet: California’s New Climate Legislation Tackling HFCs (S.B.1206)

EIA’s Fact Sheet on groundbreaking new climate legislation passed in California to tackle super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). S.B. 1206 sets California on a path to transition out of most HFCs by 2035 to ultra-low or no global warming  potential  (GWP) alternatives and reclaimed refrigerants. EIA’s press release is also available here

CITES Briefing Document: Key Priorities and Recommendations for CoP19

EIA encourages CoP19 to reject the proposal from Namibia and Botswana to transfer Namibia’s population of southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation limiting commercial trade to live animals for in-situ conservation only and hunting trophies. CITES Parties voted against the adoption of a very similar proposal […]

Moment of Truth: Promise or Peril for the Amazon as Peru Confronts its Illegal Timber Trade

Leer en Español EIA’s new report describes important advances since 2012 in Peru’s fight against illegal logging, timber laundering, and its associated international trade – as well as the backlash against these new approaches. The evidence of persistent illegal logging, systemic corruption, laundering, and illegal timber in Peru’s exports remains overwhelming. While the U.S. has […]

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The ‘S’ Files, Case #2: Un-Natural Parks

A new video series from the Environmental Investigation Agency shows that Holzindustrie Schweighofer, the largest timber company in Romania, is still receiving illegal wood. Learn more here.  

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The ‘S’ Files Case #2: Un-Natural Parks

  The second of an EIA series of videos exposing Austrian timber company, Holzindustrie Schweighofer, of receiving illegal wood to its sawmills, more than a year after EIA first exposed the company’s illegal sourcing practices. This investigation has found that Holzinudstrie Schweighofer is sourcing from Romania’s natural parks.

Forest Liquidators & Timber Smugglers: The Full Story

How an EIA investigation regarding the Lacey Act led to the first criminal sentence and millions of dollars in fines for North America’s largest hardwood flooring retailer. In February 2016, for the first time in history, a major U.S. corporation was sentenced for committing a criminal felony for smuggling wood into the United States, related […]