Our report, Chilling Facts IV, reports that 344 stores in the UK have now transitioned to using climate-friendly, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free refrigeration systems. This is a significant increase from 2008. However, the biggest retailer in the UK, Tesco, does not appear to be on track to meet its targets.
For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of HFCs, some of the most powerful known greenhouse gases in direct contravention of language that all three nations agreed in the Rio+20 Declaration
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