As more than 160 world leaders gather today in New York for the agreement’s signing ceremony, climate action has perhaps never been higher on the global governance agenda – but there’s more to be said and done to avert billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases from damaging our precious climate
With the Paris Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP21) around the corner, it is important to remind ourselves that climate change is the greatest threat facing this and future generations. Doing nothing is not an option and CoP21 is an opportunity to take urgent action.
While the date might not have been pinned to your fridge door, it’s probably affected the way the fridge operates. In fact, the discovery of the ozone hole in 1984 and the subsequent introduction of ozone-friendly alternatives in the years that followed did more than just alter the way we cooled our food and our homes
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are everywhere: in our cars, refrigerators, air-conditioners and wall insulation. They are also increasingly in our atmosphere, where they are important contributors to climate change. Yet you don’t hear HFCs – aka fluorinated- or F-gases – talked about all that much. Until now, that is
Last weekend marked 30 years since the adoption of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, from which the Montreal Protocol was born. Of all the multilateral treaties put before the United Nations, only the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol that have achieved universal ratification