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

EFFORTS to reform Europe‚Äôs 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 […]

Climate commitments hang in the balance sheet

Budget deficits jeopardize phase-out of harmful refrigerant gases   A SMALL group of policy-makers meeting in Montreal this week will decide if up to nine billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions (Gt CO2e) could be prevented by accelerating the phase-out of refrigerant gases called HCFCs as agreed in 2007. To put this in context, approximately […]