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Blogging from the Montreal Protocol meeting in Geneva

Friday, November 16, 2012 So as another meeting slowly (very slowly) winds to a close here in Geneva, it’s time to look at what happened over the course of the week-and-a-bit we’ve been here. At the Montreal Protocol’s 25th anniversary celebration last Sunday, my colleague Clare Perry gave a great speech on behalf of the […]

New F-Gas Reg proposal a ‘missed opportunity’

Ambitious draft proposals watered down & lacking ambition   LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has reacted with disappointment to the publication of the final proposal for the European Union’s Review of the F-Gas Regulation, citing weak measures and a lack of ambition. The proposed revisions, which were released by the European Commission today, govern […]

Chemicals lobby threatens to overwhelm EU Commission

LONDON: European efforts to ban the use of HFCs, a type of super greenhouse gas, are under serious threat as multinational equipment and chemical producers unleash a ferocious counter-lobby aimed at preventing meaningful action and maintaining business as usual. Proposals leaked last month revealed that the European Commission intended to propose banning the use of […]

Picking up the pace of the fight for F-gas reform

  Throughout the year, EIA campaigners have been hard at work attempting to get the most for the climate out of the ongoing review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, are just about everywhere in contemporary life, from industrial and supermarket refrigeration to foams, air-conditioning systems and water coolers. Among […]

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