Timely updates to outdated safety standards and building codes are essential to enable a safe transition from climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly refrigerants. With global stock of household air-conditioners (ACs) expected to triple by 2050, continued use of HFCs in ACs is fueling the climate crisis.
A briefing to the 41st Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, July 2019, Bangkok
The global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), starting in January 2019 under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, could avoid 0.5°C of warming by 2100. By simultaneously improving the energy efficiency of cooling systems, this climate benefit could potentially be doubled
Update on China’s illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis, includes independent laboratory tests of polyurethane foam samples, provided by Chinese enterprises investigated by EIA, confirming the presence of CFC-11 as a blowing agent. CFC-11 is a potent ozone depleting substance that has been banned for almost a decade
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With the Kigali Amendment signed and ratification under way, we urge the provision of sufficient funding for the ongoing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out as well as activities to enable the pending hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down and obligations on HFC-23 by-product emissions