But other venues cling to climate-harmful systems and fail to medal LONDON: While all eyes have been focused on the action in the pool, behind the scenes the stunning Olympic aquatic sports venue is also leading the way in environmentally friendly cooling systems. Refrigeration and air-conditioning are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, […]
Discussion of Montreal Protocol proposals to phase out HFCs blocked BANGKOK: For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of HFCs, some of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs). Their positions at this week’s […]
Report exposes illegal activities and enforcement failings in Kalimantan LONDON: Systemic law enforcement failings threaten to make a mockery of Indonesia’s pledge to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions by enabling plantation companies to destroy carbon-rich peatlands with impunity, a report released today reveals. Testing the Law, jointly produced by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency […]
A report highlighting the criminal activities of an oil palm plantation company operating in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the failures of various levels of government to properly investigate and prosecute. Download Testing the Law in Indonesian here. Read the original dossier submitted to the Indonesian authorities, in English and in Indonesian.
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances […]