- Finding the Promise in Compromise: EIA Proposal to Jumpstart California HFC Reclaim
持续 week EIA participated in California’s Air 资源资源 Board (ARB) 6th workshop on proposed regulations to reduce emissions of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling. The state’s rigorous process for proposing new regulations on HFC refrigerants has been ongoing for several years now and is in the final stretch. Opportunities for stakeholder engagement have been abundant and ARB has invited input from industry along the way. They even aligned with an industry proposed 2023 deadline for transitioning new air conditioning equipment to refrigerants with a global warming potential (GWP) less than 750.
- Unchartered Territory: Funding 气候 Action During a Pandemic
This week, Parties to the Montreal Protocol, renowned as the world’s most successful environmental treaty came together remotely for their annual intersessional meeting, known as the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG). The Montreal Protocol has a vital role to play in addressing climate change, as it becomes increasingly clear that we are currently not on the pathway to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 °C.
- China's New Approach in Updated Forest Law Could Support Pandemic-Fighting Needs
The world is now focused on fighting a common enemy: COVID-19. For most of us, this is an unprecedented moment of global struggle. The first hit nation, China, has seemingly emerged from the most difficult stage and is forging ahead with some measures to address drivers of pandemic risks.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) stands in solidarity with the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. The recent unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few examples of the racialized violence committed against Black people in the United States.
- Join Us in Thanking HFC-free Supermarkets and Calling for 气候 Action
We’re teaming up with our friends at Green America to thank the supermarkets that are acting on the climate crisis, at a time when supermarkets have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 health crisis and their brave workers are providing critical services.
- China Olympics Sets New Record for 气候-friendly Cooling
New world records will surely be set when Beijing hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2022, but these games are already making history for a different reason. It will be the first time that carbon dioxide (CO2) is used as a climate-friendly refrigerant to create the cooling in several ice rink venues for the Olympic Games.
- Find a 气候-Friendly Supermarket Near You: A Global Tool
This Earth Day, EIA is launching the expansion of the climate friendly supermarket map
- Critical Updates Made to Romania's Forest Inspector System
- Update on North American Safety 标准品 for 气候-Friendly Refrigerants
This month a new standards proposal under ASHRAE-15, represents some progress for uptake of climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants to replace super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The proposal allows hydrocarbons to be used in corridors and lobbies of commercial buildings like hotels. It allows up to 114 grams of propane where previously none was allowed at all. This will enable vending machines and most other light commercial refrigeration equipment like small one door beverage coolers containing hydrocarbons to be used in these spaces.
- California’s New Plan to Reduce HFCs in Supermarkets
Part one in a series on policy trends on eliminating HFCs, emerging from California.
- Thirty Years Since the International 象牙 Ban, Say Goodbye to 象牙 Hanko
Around 20,000 elephants have been killed every year in Africa, for the past decade at least, to supply the global trade in ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (濒危物种贸易公约) decided to end international ivory trade in 1989. This year marks thirty years since the ban entered into effect, on January 18, 1990. Still, why does the poaching continue?
A number of threatened tree species have been given a new lease on life. At its 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in August 2019, 濒危物种贸易公约 granted protection to several species – adding them to Appendix II of the binding global wildlife treaty. Ninety days after the decisions were taken in Geneva, the listings for mukula and mulanje cedar are now coming into effect.
- End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases 象牙 Sales
- Japan’s 象牙 Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at 家 and Abroad
Japan’s 象牙 Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at 家 and Abroad
Mr. Lu is the Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Gabon and a leading figure in the Forest Union of the Asian Industry in Gabon (UFIAG). He doesn’t miss an opportunity to publicly defend Chinese logging companies in Gabon, and to assert that these entrepreneurs operate with the best of intentions.
M. Lu est le secrétaire de l'Association des Chinois d'outre-mer au Gabon et une des figures de proue de l'Union forestière des industries asiatiques du Gabon (UFIAG). Il ne manque pas une occasion de défendre publiquement les sociétés forestières asiatiques et d’affirmer que ces entrepreneurs agissent avec les meilleures intentions du monde.
- A ‘Cool’ Way to Take Action after the Global 气候 Strike
Ahead of the UN 气候 Action Summit this week, millions of protestors participated in the global climate strike last Friday. The strike called on our leaders to take action on climate change as they meet in New York City. According to experts we have just 12 years to respond to climate change, to limit global temperature rise to under 2°C, and to protect life on Earth as we know it.
- EIA Calls for Improved Enforcement, Government Solidarity against Rhino Horn Trade on World Rhino Day
EIA Calls for Improved Enforcement, Government Solidarity against Rhino Horn Trade on World Rhino Day
For World Rhino Day 2019, EIA issued a blog calling for improved enforcement and government solidarity against rhino horn trade.