LONDON: US chemical giant Chemours is today (6 December) accused by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of peddling spurious claims and disinformation to prevent the adoption of ambitious EU climate legislation that will further restrict the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), a prominent segment of the company’s portfolio.
The 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol closed with a decision on immediate next steps to understand and address CFC-11 emissions. EIA commends the sense of urgency and commitment expressed by the Parties in taking immediate action to respond to the unexpected emissions of CFC-11
Progress towards addressing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) was made and the majority of Parties demonstrated a willingness to move towards a global agreement. This was despite India, the world’s 10th largest economy, blocking detailed discussions of the proposals
As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a new report published today shows that HFCs can realistically be banned in most new cooling equipment in the European Union by 2020