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Items tagged 'United Nations Environment Programme'

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 […]

Wealthiest nations to begin funding phase-in of super greenhouse gases

Montreal, Canada:  Faced with a funding shortfall for eliminating ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the Montreal Protocol is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to phase in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – even though these substances could sabotage international efforts to halt global warming. Despite its reputation as the most successful environmental accord in history, the Montreal […]