Faced with a funding shortfall for eliminating ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the Montreal Protocol is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to phase in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – even though these substances could sabotage international efforts to halt global warming
Supermarkets in the UK are making significant strides to counter their impact on global warming – but the nation’s second biggest chain, Asda, has been sternly criticised for apparently turning its back on green commitments after declining to participate in the Chilling Facts III survey
China has responded to efforts to ban credits from industrial gas projects in the European carbon market by threatening to release huge amounts of potent industrial chemicals unless developed nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom with continued payments far in excess of the actual cost of destroying HFC-23
While most of the world is focused on the UNFCCC climate negotiations leading up to the December meeting in Cancun, next week’s Montreal Protocol meeting will consider three distinct decisions. These three options are the main subject of Our report, Maximizing Climate Benefits from Ozone Protection
The Montreal Protocol's Executive Committee is meeting to discuss accelerating the phase-out of hydrofluorochlorocarbons (HCFCs), potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants. This phase-out was previously agreed in 2007 and could result in nine billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions being prevented
Under the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), credits for the destruction of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23) have created an unwarranted market for the production of HFC-23. We urge 10 major UK businesses currently financing these projects to stop dealing in these flawed and environmentally detrimental offset credits.