A deadly cocktail of unexplained chemical gases harmful to the Earth’s ozone layer and climate is building up in the atmosphere, documented in this briefing to the 34th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MoP34), in Montreal, Canada. EIA investigations traced the source of CFC-11 to illegal production and use in the polyurethane […]
The expected expansion of plastic production will emit greenhouse gases (GHG) equivalent to an estimated 56 Gt CO2e between 2015-50, representing 10-13 per cent of the entire remaining carbon budget. Addressing plastic production is therefore a climate priority and the adoption of a new global plastics treaty which promotes a circular economy for plastics and controls plastic production is a key climate strategy.
Preliminary findings of the evaluation and impact assessment for amending the EU F-Gas Regulation were presented and discussed in a stakeholder workshop on 6 May 2021. This briefing collates the comments and requests for further evaluation by EIA and other civil society organisations.
Timely updates to outdated safety standards and building codes are essential to enable a safe transition from climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly refrigerants.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.
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
The seventh Chilling Facts report, 22 retailers submitted data covering the 2015 calendar year from supermarkets across 37 countries. Our findings show that the uptake of hydrofluorocarbon-free technology is well under way across the EU, with CO2 transcritical systems spreading eastward and southward throughout Europe