Our report, Chilling Facts IV, reports that 344 stores in the UK have now transitioned to using climate-friendly, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free refrigeration systems. This is a significant increase from 2008. However, the biggest retailer in the UK, Tesco, does not appear to be on track to meet its targets.
For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of HFCs, some of the most powerful known greenhouse gases in direct contravention of language that all three nations agreed in the Rio+20 Declaration
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
Despite a call from 108 countries for the Montreal Protocol to pursue a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), India, China and Brazil thwarted the will of the majority of the 124 countries gathered for the 23rd Meeting of Parties, claiming action on HFCs can only occur under the auspices of climate talks in Durban
EIA’s position paper End in Sight: Phasing Out Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases shows that with simple revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, currently under review, Europe could eliminate the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a family of potent greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide