This week saw the death of one of the great scientific pioneers of modern environmentalism – F Sherwood Rowland, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who, along with his student Mario Molina, identified the link between CFCs and ozone destruction and in doing so not only helped to alert the world to an environmental disaster but became [...]
EIA Senior Campaigner Clare Perry was an invited panellist at last Thursday’s EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop F-gases: What role in climate change? She joined about 30 representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, businesses, industry federations and NGOs for the event in Brussels and took the opportunity to press EIA’s case for the phase-out of F-gases as [...]
I don’t know where I’d be without books. Quite apart from the endless pleasures to be had from making new discoveries or returning to cherished texts, nothing makes such good use of the time swallowed up by the daily commute as reading (and with this country’s often-shambolic rail system as it is, nothing else so [...]
Many senior EIA campaigners are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the annual INTERPOL meeting on environmental crime, and to host a special EIA panel discussion on the issue. The event Environmental Crime in Asia – a Growing Threat will take place at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm [...]
What is the most environmentally destructive industry? After oil and gas, a strong contender has to be ‘Big Fluorine’, a collection of chemical companies that have profited, and continue to profit, from some of the most environmentally damaging technologies on the planet. From ozone destruction and climate change to toxic waste and dodgy carbon credits, [...]
A joint submission by EIA, European Environmental Bureau, Greenpeace European Unit and World Wide Fund for Nature of comments on the public consultation on reducing fluorinated gases (F-gases) under the European Union F-Gas Regulation.