A briefing to the 41st Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, July 2019, Bangkok
Update on China’s illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis, includes independent laboratory tests of polyurethane foam samples, provided by Chinese enterprises investigated by EIA, confirming the presence of CFC-11 as a blowing agent. CFC-11 is a potent ozone depleting substance that has been banned for almost a decade
Without the ozone layer, most of Earth’s organisms could not have evolved, let alone be sustained. This briefing provides an overview of the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and actions to combat illegal ODS trade that can be taken by Parties to the Montreal Protocol
A briefing to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting from 11-22 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, arguing that swift, effective and large reductions in greenhouse gases must start now
A report examining the prospects and viability of an early phase-out of fluorinated greenhouse gases. As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), this report shows HFCs can be banned in new cooling equipment in the EU by 2020
Illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) arose as an unintended consequence of the phase-out of these materials and as illegal trade in ODS soared in the mid-1990s the Montreal Protocol, somewhat belatedly, responded through the creation of national import/export licensing systems.
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