Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, are just about everywhere in contemporary life, from industrial and supermarket refrigeration to foams, air-conditioning systems and water coolers. Among them are HFCs, a family of potent greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide
F-Gases, and HFCs in particular, are a rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Currently they account for around two per cent of European emissions, but unless urgent action is taken this will increase dramatically, estimates suggest they could account for up to 19 per cent of global emissions by 2050
The Spring 2012 issue of our bi-annual newsletter Investigator, giving you an overview of our key campaign activities during the past six months. This issue features an update on our work to help the people of Muara Tae and lots more
Senior Campaigner Clare Perry was an invited panellist at EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop F-gases: What role in climate change? She joined about 30 representatives and took the opportunity to press EIA’s case for the phase-out of F-gases as part of the ongoing review of the EU’s F-gas Regulation
Environmental crime is recognised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the third largest form of global crime, accounting for at least $3.5 billion a year. It exacerbates deforestation and climate change, threatens the existence of endangered species and affects the livelihoods of rural communities.
The outcome of the United Nations Climate Conference is an important step forward in terms of securing the credibility, even the survival, of the international climate regime but falls very short on substance and will delay meaningful action on climate change for a further decade unless Parties take the initiative