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Major win for the climate as door closes on HFC-23

In a major win for the climate, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) – the world’s leading voluntary greenhouse gas program – has announced it will be turning its back on the super greenhouse gas HFC-23. The move acknowledges progress under the Montreal Protocol, G20 and other bilateral government discussions on the international regulation of hydrofluorocarbons […]

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 […]

It’s all heating up in the fight against climate change!

It’s a hectic time of year for EIA’s Global Environment team and this week we’ve all been in Brussels – even by our usual standards, it’s been a busy few days! On Monday, at the quarterly meeting of EU Climate and Environment Ministers in Brussels, climate champion Denmark rallied support from a further five EU […]

Banning HFCs an easy win for the climate

LONDON: Banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration – in supermarkets would be one of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases in Europe. Speaking at the shecco ATMOsphere conference in Brussels, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) called on European Union member states to push […]

Happy Ozone Day! (or why the Montreal Protocol is still vital)

. Today, September 16, is World Ozone Day. Now, I’m the first to complain that the calendar these days is chock-a-block with somewhat questionable occasions to commemorate (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone? Check it out, it’s on September 19) but suffice it to say that the international effort to put a halt to the […]

Finally waking up to the fact that we can help the climate

During the past month or so, there’s been a lot of activity and some surprises on the F-gas front and although there is a lot of work still to be done, it feels as if the world is finally waking up to the fact that not only do we need to get rid of HFCs […]

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