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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 […]

A chance to stamp out bogus carbon credits

EU should put climate credibility ahead of harmful corporate greed   THE London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will tomorrow (Wednesday) address key European politicians and policy-makers in a bid to help end the corrupt global trade in bogus HFC-23 carbon credits. EIA has been at the forefront of efforts to expose and halt the hugely […]

Massive investment in fake HFC carbon credits spurs Italian sabotage of EU ETS reform

EFFORTS to reform Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by restricting the use of phoney carbon credits from HFC-23 destruction and other industrial gas offsets are being opposed by Italy. Huge investments by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and Italian companies have prompted Italy to defend the projects and its financial stake in an […]