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
EIA has received the sad news that Surjani Alloy, the leader of the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN, an independent organisation comprising indigenous communities from various parts of the Indonesia archipelago), in West Kalimantan, died suddenly on Saturday.
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