The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is widely recognised as the world’s most successful multilateral environmental agreement and in 2016 it made history yet again with the adoption of the Kigali Amendment which will avoid almost a half a degree of warming by the end of the century
Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, not the most showy or emotive global observance but arguably one of the most important as it commemorates the 1987 signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
The Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and the WWF presented a new report at the UN Crime Congress this week in Doha. It Reviews major gaps and the obstacles in the global legal architecture that stand in the way of the global response to transnational organised environmental crime.
EIA’s latest briefing, New Trends in ODS Smuggling, highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances. Trade data analysis highlights significant discrepancies between China’s reported hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 exports to various countries and their reported HCFC-22 imports from China