Timely updates to outdated safety standards and building codes are essential to enable a safe transition from climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly refrigerants.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
An EIA briefing for the Montreal Protocol meetings in Vienna from July 15-23, 2016. Following the adoption of the Dubai Pathway on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Parties to the Montreal Protocol are set to negotiate and adopt an HFC amendment, the first major test of the Paris Climate Agreement
A briefing to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting from 11-22 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, arguing that swift, effective and large reductions in greenhouse gases must start now
A report highlighting the importance of controlling the impact of man-made fluorinated gases on the climate. We argue there is an enormous opportunity here – but also a risk that substitute technologies will focus on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which, could have an equally negative impact on climate change