Protecting the environment with intelligence

Items tagged 'hydrochlorofluorocarbons'

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 […]

2013 shapes up to be a busy year for major climate issues

We’re barely halfway through February and 2013 is already shaping up to be a tremendously busy year for EIA’s Global Environment Campaign. At the end of January, we bade a fond farewell to our colleague Alasdair Cameron, who has worked as a campaigner at EIA since 2008. He is already sorely missed, as much for […]

Ozone meeting shows a trend in the right direction

I spent last week in Canada attending one of the regular meetings of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund (MLF), the body established to help developing countries meet their commitments under the global ozone treaty. The Montreal Protocol celebrates its 25th anniversary this September and the MLF’s Executive Committee meets two to three times a year, […]

The F-word – one of the worst industries is at it yet again

What is the most environmentally destructive industry? After oil and gas, a strong contender has to be ‘Big Fluorine’, a collection of chemical companies that have profited, and continue to profit, from some of the most environmentally damaging technologies on the planet. From ozone destruction and climate change to toxic waste and dodgy carbon credits, […]