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F-gas phase-out could be a quick win for climate

EIA calls on EU to eliminate one of the ‘big six’ greenhouse gases   The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the European Union (EU) to phase out fluorinated greenhouse gases – commonly referred to as F-gases – by 2020. EIA’s new position paper End in Sight: Phasing Out Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases shows that […]

China’s greenhouse gas vent threat in bid to extort billions

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 […]

New fin whale export by unrepentant Iceland

Yahoo! urged to stop selling the meat of endangered whales   LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today confirmed that a further 131 tonnes of Icelandic fin whale has been shipped to Japan and renewed its call for global retailer Yahoo! to immediately prohibit the sale of the endangered species via Yahoo! Japan. The latest […]

Europe must take the lead to phase out HFCs

Group welcomes European Commission’s move to reduce emissions   LONDON: The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed a move by the European Commission to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning, and urged the European Union to work towards phasing out the chemicals by 2020. The […]

HCFC phase-out at risk from illegal trade

LONDON: The phase-out of hydrochlorofluoro- carbons (HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol could be undermined by black market trade unless enforcement agencies are prepared, a new report warns. The report Risk Assessment of Illegal Trade in HCFCs, jointly produced by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was released today on […]

EIA welcomes European Union moves to phase out super greenhouse gases

LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomes moves by the European Union to reduce and phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. In twin developments yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling for a rapid reduction in the use of HFCs in Europe, […]

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