With the 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opening in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new update on China’s illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis.
In the wake of shocking evidence showing significant and unexplained emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11, the new report Blowing It by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveals compelling evidence that illegal production and use of CFC-11 in the polyurethane foam sector in China is the cause
Parties to the Montreal Protocol have adopted an historic global agreement mandating controls on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption and production after eight years of protracted negotiations. The Kigali Amendment will avoid more than 70 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent HFC emissions
In line with the Montreal Protocol, India has announced that its chemical industry, with immediate effect, must collect and destroy emissions of its most potent greenhouse gas, hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23). This is estimated to prevent nearly half a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over 15 years.