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Press Releases: Ozone Destroying Substances

Treaty to restore ozone layer delivers massive climate protection

Montreal, Canada. While international climate talks remain deadlocked, the Montreal Protocol has been methodically eliminating some of the worst chemicals contributing to global warming. International ozone negotiators meeting in Montreal last week approved country plans to phase out ozone-depleting substances (ODS) which are also super greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful to the global climate. By 2015, […]

Subsidies for super greenhouse gas manufacture must be eliminated

Producers should pay for destruction of potent HFC-23 climate gas LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling for an end to the expensive United Nations (UN) program costing almost a billion euros a year to capture and destroy the super greenhouse gas HFC-23. On the eve of an expected decision by the UN’s Clean […]

Wealthiest nations to begin funding phase-in of super greenhouse gases

Montreal, Canada:  Faced with a funding shortfall for eliminating ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the Montreal Protocol is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to phase in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – even though these substances could sabotage international efforts to halt global warming. Despite its reputation as the most successful environmental accord in history, the Montreal […]

A chance to stamp out bogus carbon credits

EU should put climate credibility ahead of harmful corporate greed   THE London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will tomorrow (Wednesday) address key European politicians and policy-makers in a bid to help end the corrupt global trade in bogus HFC-23 carbon credits. EIA has been at the forefront of efforts to expose and halt the hugely […]

Massive greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented by ozone convention

Montreal Protocol actions would exceed UNFCCC/Kyoto reductions While most of the world is focused on the UNFCCC climate negotiations leading up to the December meeting in Cancun, next week’s Montreal Protocol meeting will consider three distinct decisions, each of which would produce greater emission reductions than those resulting from the first commitment period of the […]

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