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Leaders need to focus on the climate and not the politics

. Following hot on the heels of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September, a couple of events this week should put climate change back in the headlines. First up is the UN Climate Conference, a final preparatory meeting before the big annual climate talks in December, which begins today in Bonn, […]

Six climate reports that have helped change an industry

I’ve been working at EIA on refrigeration issues for the past seven years and, to be honest, I never anticipated that I’d learn about compression cycles when I graduated with a Primatology Masters but I was keen to do something tangible for the environment and EIA’s climate campaign and its focus on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) really […]

Chilling Facts VI: Closing the Door on HFCs

The latest of EIA’s annual reports focusing on the use of climate-damaging refrigerants in major supermarket chains and progress to move away from harmful HFCs to climate-friendly alternatives. .

Shut the door on fridges to fight climate change

Retailers must shut the door on open fridges to fight climate change – and cut bills!   LONDON: Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In its new report The Chilling Facts VI, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals […]

Major win for the climate as door closes on HFC-23

In a major win for the climate, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) – the world’s leading voluntary greenhouse gas program – has announced it will be turning its back on the super greenhouse gas HFC-23. The move acknowledges progress under the Montreal Protocol, G20 and other bilateral government discussions on the international regulation of hydrofluorocarbons […]

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 […]

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