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Press Releases: Global Climate

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 […]

Olympic aquatics centre gets ‘gold’ in eco-friendly cooling

But other venues cling to climate-harmful systems and fail to medal   LONDON: While all eyes have been focused on the action in the pool, behind the scenes the stunning Olympic aquatic sports venue is also leading the way in environmentally friendly cooling systems. Refrigeration and air-conditioning are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, […]

Climate-friendly supermarket refrigeration goes mainstream!

But apparent Tesco slowdown is cause for concern in new report   LONDON: Climate-friendly technology has gone mainstream in the UK and other parts of Europe, the latest Chilling Facts report reveals. Since its launch in 2008 by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the report has sought to encourage the retail sector to move […]

India, China & Brazil kill effort to eliminate super greenhouse gases

Discussion of Montreal Protocol proposals to phase out HFCs blocked   BANGKOK:  For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of HFCs, some of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs). Their positions at this week’s […]

NGOs call on EU for ambitious F-gas phase-out

LONDON: A coalition of leading environmental organisations has called on the European Union’s climate Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, to propose ambitious action to phase out climate-changing fluorinated gases, or F-gases. The call – jointly issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency, European Environmental Bureau, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for Nature, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Climate Action Network Europe, Institute […]

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