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New Trends in ODS Smuggling

EIA briefing to the 26th Meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Paris on the illicit trade in the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances. .

Loopholes & ODS illegal trade threaten ozone layer recovery

EIA’s latest briefing New Trends in ODS Smuggling highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS). Far from going away, the threat of black market ODS looms greater than ever and this briefing brings together analysis of trade and emissions data, recent reported seizures and a look at the global refrigerant […]

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 […]

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

Treaty to restore ozone layer delivers massive climate protection

Montreal, Canada. While international climate talks remain deadlocked, the Montreal Protocol has been methodically eliminating some of the worst chemicals contributing to global warming. International ozone negotiators meeting in Montreal last week approved country plans to phase out ozone-depleting substances (ODS) which are also super greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful to the global climate. By 2015, […]

Public and private sectors in partnership to face new challenges with trade in ozone-depleting chemicals

Twenty-one international delegates and 14 local experts met at the recently concluded Summit with the Private Sector on Trade in Ozone Depleting Substances (Ulaanbaatar 2.0) organised by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Asia is the largest producer and consumer of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS). Over the […]

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