RSPO and ISPO must commission independent investigations into illegal fires by member companies, or be certified as greenwash LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the RSPO and the ISPO – the world’s main “sustainable palm oil” certification schemes – to immediately commission independent investigations into the illegal burning of land in concessions […]
EIA Global Environment Campaigner Natasha Hurley has spent the past week attending the Bonn Climate Conference. Watch her statement on behalf of the Climate Action Network, which was delivered at a special stakeholder event yesterday (Thursday), here: .
Amid preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in Bonn this week, the Montreal Protocol quietly announced a decision to fund China’s phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a move which will keep eight billion tonnes of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, eight billion […]
LONDON: Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. With funding of up to US$385m from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, China will eliminate its […]
LONDON: The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation has submitted a report calling for widespread bans on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, a move that will ensure smaller businesses are prepared for future reductions in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) available on the market. Rapporteur Bas Eickhout’s […]
One year ago, almost to the day, I had just left an air-conditioned conference centre in South Africa where international climate negotiators were still working on a deal to take one more arduous step forward in the effort to reign in global warming. Fast-forward to the present and I’m on another continent but otherwise experiencing […]