In line with the Montreal Protocol, India has announced that its chemical industry, with immediate effect, must collect and destroy emissions of its most potent greenhouse gas, hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23). This is estimated to prevent nearly half a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over 15 years.
The 20 biggest world economies today agreed to use the resources of the Montreal Protocol to get rid of a significant group of super greenhouse gases. The EIA welcomes a landmark statement and encourages all countries to join the G20 in supporting a global phase-down of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol
Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a $385m deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions
As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a new report published today shows that HFCs can realistically be banned in most new cooling equipment in the European Union by 2020
As United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiators meet in Durban, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on all Parties to reject HFC-23 carbon credits following widespread evidence and acknowledgement that most of the credits do not represent real emission reductions