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India, China and Brazil thwart action on HFCs phase-out

DENPASAR, BALI: Despite a call from 108 countries for the Montreal Protocol to pursue a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), political manoeuvring in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate negotiations have prevented any action or formal discussion on how the potent class of greenhouse gases (GHG) could be eliminated. India, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Super greenhouse gas HFC-23 vented in Europe as millions are spent on fake HFC-23 credits abroad

LONDON: A new study has shown that European chemical manufacturers are surreptitiously venting large quantities of one of the world’s most powerful greenhouse gases. The study by EPMA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has demonstrated that Western European emissions of HFC-23, a super greenhouse gas with […]

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