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China deal will prevent 8bn tonnes of greenhouse gases

LONDON: Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. With funding of up to US$385m from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, China will eliminate its […]

Euro Parliament report calls for widespread ban on HFCs

LONDON: The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation has submitted a report calling for widespread bans on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, a move that will ensure smaller businesses are prepared for future reductions in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) available on the market. Rapporteur Bas Eickhout’s […]

World leaders urged to tackle runaway climate change

DOHA, QATAR: The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today issued an open letter to global leaders meeting at the international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar, urging them to act now to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – one of six classes of greenhouse gases (GHG) controlled under the climate regime. Among the issues being discussed by delegates […]

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 […]

EIA calls for a firm stand against pro-HFC lobby

BRUSSELS: Leaked documents from the European Commission’s review of the EU F-Gas Regulation reveal a much-needed shake-up in the way Europe regulates hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). The proposed new HFC regulation will help stimulate Europe’s green economy by banning HFCs in large […]

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