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A Call to Action on HFCs

An EIA briefing to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting from November 11-22, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, arguing that swift, effective and large reductions in greenhouse gases must start now. .

Montreal Protocol: progress on HFCs, despite India

Montreal Protocol makes progress on HFCs despite India’s failure to honour G20 promise   BANGKOK: The 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol drew to a close in Bangkok today following a week of heated negotiations. Progress towards addressing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) was made and the majority of Parties demonstrated a willingness to move […]

Meeting an historic chance to tackle climate change

The 25th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol opened in Bangkok, Thailand today (October 21, 2013), offering an historic opportunity to tackle climate change and prevent the release into the atmosphere of more than 100 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) by the middle of the century through a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), […]

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 […]

China’s climate deal should give UNFCCC food for thought

  Amid preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in Bonn this week, the Montreal Protocol quietly announced a decision to fund China’s phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a move which will keep eight billion tonnes of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, eight billion […]

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

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