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Countries edge towards an agreement on super GHGs

Countries edge towards global agreement on super greenhouse gases as obstacles melt PARIS: The international community has moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week. Despite coordinated resistance from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, other countries which […]

Shut the door on fridges to fight climate change

Retailers must shut the door on open fridges to fight climate change – and cut bills!   LONDON: Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In its new report The Chilling Facts VI, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals […]

Partial EU ban on F-gases is a significant win for the climate

European Parliament ratifies partial ban on F-gases in significant win for the climate   STRASBOURG: The European Parliament has today adopted a compromise agreement struck in December to phase-down the use of a group of super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), or fluorinated gases (F-gases). F-gases have global warming potentials hundreds to thousands of […]

Partial ban ‘beginning of end’ for climate-changing F-gases

EU partial ban ‘beginning of the end’ for climate-changing F-gases LONDON: The European Union today struck a tentative deal to partially ban the use of a group of super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air-conditioning. The review of the EU F-Gas Regulation will cap the amount of HFCs which can […]

India & Saudi Arabia block progress on climate action

India & Saudi Arabia block progress on near-term climate action at CoP19   WARSAW: As the annual international conference on climate change (CoP19) draws to a close in Warsaw today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) criticised India and Saudi Arabia for blocking an agreement which could prevent the release of up to 100 billion metric […]

NGOs call on EU ministers to back strong F-gas legislation

LONDON: A coalition of European campaigners has issued an urgent plea to their governments to support ambitious measures to reduce the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in cooling equipment. In a letter to EU Ministers, a group of 11 organisations, including the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the European Environmental Bureau […]

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