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Picking up the pace of the fight for F-gas reform

Fluorinated greenhouse gases, or F-gases, are just about everywhere in contemporary life, from industrial and supermarket refrigeration to foams, air-conditioning systems and water coolers. Among them are HFCs, a family of potent greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide

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EIA Euro Parliament event: End in Sight for HFCs

F-Gases, and HFCs in particular, are a rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Currently they account for around two per cent of European emissions, but unless urgent action is taken this will increase dramatically, estimates suggest they could account for up to 19 per cent of global emissions by 2050

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EIA makes case to phase out F-gases at European workshop

Senior Campaigner Clare Perry was an invited panellist at EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop F-gases: What role in climate change? She joined about 30 representatives and took the opportunity to press EIA’s case for the phase-out of F-gases as part of the ongoing review of the EU’s F-gas Regulation

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EIA hosts environmental crime panel in Bangkok

Environmental crime is recognised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the third largest form of global crime, accounting for at least $3.5 billion a year. It exacerbates deforestation and climate change, threatens the existence of endangered species and affects the livelihoods of rural communities.