This report summarises information from surveys and presents an analysis of customs and HFC Registry data, which supports claims from prominent industry stakeholders that large quantities of illegal HFC refrigerants are entering the EU market.
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
Update on China’s illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis, includes independent laboratory tests of polyurethane foam samples, provided by Chinese enterprises investigated by EIA, confirming the presence of CFC-11 as a blowing agent. CFC-11 is a potent ozone depleting substance that has been banned for almost a decade
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With the Kigali Amendment signed and ratification under way, we urge the provision of sufficient funding for the ongoing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out as well as activities to enable the pending hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down and obligations on HFC-23 by-product emissions
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