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Explosion of HFC-23 super greenhouse gases is expected

Action needed to prevent HFC-23 climate bomb from China and India LONDON: China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the production of […]

The Two Billion Tonne Climate Bomb: How to Defuse the HFC-23 Problem

A new report exposing how China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to sky-rocket. .

Illegal fires put ‘sustainable’ palm oil in the hot spot

RSPO and ISPO must commission independent investigations into illegal fires by member companies, or be certified as greenwash LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the RSPO and the ISPO – the world’s main “sustainable palm oil” certification schemes – to immediately commission independent investigations into the illegal burning of land in concessions […]

EIA’s Natasha addresses the Bonn climate conference

EIA Global Environment Campaigner Natasha Hurley has spent the past week attending the Bonn Climate Conference. Watch her statement on behalf of the Climate Action Network, which was delivered at a special stakeholder event yesterday (Thursday), here: .

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 […]

China deal will prevent 8bn tonnes of greenhouse gases

LONDON: Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. With funding of up to US$385m from the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund, China will eliminate its […]

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