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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 […]

Europe could end reliance on F-gases within 10 years

LONDON: As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a new report published today shows that HFCs can realistically be banned in most new cooling equipment in the European Union by 2020. Used as cooling agents in refrigeration and air-conditioning, and as blowing agents for foams […]

The Spring 2012 issue of Investigator is now available

Welcome to the Spring 2012 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features an update on our work to help the people of Muara Tae fight off encroaching Big Palm Oil, our successful cetaceans campaign initiative to compel Amazon to […]

Italy & Malta could face legal action over F-Gas Regulation

LONDON: The European Commission has announced that Italy and Malta could face legal action over their continued failure to implement the European Union F-gas Regulation, which controls emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases in Europe. On the recommendation of Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, the Commission is sending a ‘reasoned opinion’ to both countries, […]

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