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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 […]

Climate conundrums: blogging from the UNFCCC in Poland

The second week of the 19th Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins today. The CoP is an annual conference which brings together policy makers, scientists, NGOs, academics and, increasingly, business representatives to craft the rules governing the international climate regime. It covers a staggering array […]

Six EU members keep doors open to banned carbon credits

Press release issued jointly by Carbon Market Watch and EIA:   Brussels, 14 October 2013. At today’s meeting of EU Environment Ministers, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Spain refused to extend the EU-ETS ban on industrial gas offset credits to their national greenhouse gas reduction targets, prompting concern that some EU Member States are […]

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