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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 […]

EIA side event on HFCs at the UNFCCC in Warsaw

Catalysing Pre-2020 Mitigation Action: Phasing Down HFCs & Reducing Methane Emissions   Wednesday November 13, 2013 11.30 – 13.00 CET Room: Torun   In the midst of international stagnation and uncertainty, significant and near-term strides can still be made towards cutting harmful pollution and closing the gigatonne gap.  The key is through actionable solutions on […]

EIA takes HFCs call for action to international climate event

19th SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC November 11-22, 2013   A CALL TO ACTION ON HFCs Today (Monday, November 11, 2013) negotiators from more than 190 countries are in Warsaw, Poland for the 19th Conference of the Parties (C0P19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), aware of […]

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. .

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