Corruption. The core issue behind illegal logging and the associated trade. Here at EIA, we are faced all the time with corrupt practices actioned by many different actors. The dishonesty and fraud, bribery and sleaze that we have exposed within governments and business over the years haves been a major factor in pushing governments forwards, [...]
It is a scene that occurs all too often in the forests of Indonesia. Local communities facing intimidation from plantation companies, backed by local government officials, which want to clear forest land to make way for palm oil production. Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, President of EIA’s Indonesian partner Telapak, describes one community’s struggle to protect its forests [...]
In the run-up to the international climate negotiations in Durban later this month, China has responded to efforts to ban the trading of widely discredited HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the potent industrial chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom. China’s threat comes after [...]
EIA is in Beijing this week, attending the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting. The event marks 10 years since the landmark Bali Declaration, which saw governments from the Asia Pacific region and beyond commit to tackle illegal logging. To mark the occasion, EIA has released a new briefing The Bali Declaration Ten Years On. The [...]
A briefing for the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting in China from November 7-11, 2011 which reviews the progress made by the European Union and US in agreeing new regulations to prohibit illegal logged timber, describes efforts to curb illegal logging and discusses further action required.
THREE powerful new documentaries following the work of EIA’s undercover investigators will premiere across Asia from Thursday, November 17, 2011. Screened as the three-part mini-series Crimes Against Nature 2 on National Geographic Channel (Asia), the programmes were a year in the making and take viewers into the murky and high-stakes underbelly of global environmental crime, [...]