Following our shocking evidence that unexplained emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11 in the atmosphere were the result of its illegal production and use in China, on the eve of the 30th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Ecuador we have released new data on China’s illegal CFC-11 crisis
A report has been published on the possibility of the 'Hothouse Earth' scenario, in which man-made climate change may result in irreversible tipping points and catastrophic environmental change. Collective action is required to prevent this including hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management under the Kigali amendment.
The unexpected rise in emissions of CFC-11 was top of the agenda at the 40th Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to the Montreal Protocol in Vienna. Tina Birmpili of the Ozone Secretariat said it was “critical to take stock of the science and take action” and urged parties to “not relax their vigilance for a second”
Our Climate team is at the 40th Open Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol in Vienna, Austria, to press for action on illegal CFCs in China, climate-friendly energy efficiency and other issues – the ongoing, widespread use of CFC-11 in China is a major compliance issue and an environmental crime on a grand scale
Emissions of one of the chemicals directly responsible for the massive hole in the Earth’s ozone layer are on the rise, according to a new analysis of atmospheric data collected by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which shows chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions increased by an estimated 25 per cent