With the 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opening in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new update on China’s illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis.
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
To celebrate World Ozone Day, our Climate Campaigner, Sophie Geoghegan, discusses the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer by phasing out ozone-depleting substances (ODS) as well as remaining challenges including shifting to climate-friendly cooling and phasing down production of HFC
China has identified illegal use and production of CFC-11 in a series of actions undertaken in response to our report Blowing It, which revealed companies making polyurethane foams in China continue to use the banned ozone-depleting substance. We want to see China undertake analysis of the drivers of illegal CFC-use
The unexpected rise in emissions of CFC-11 was top of the agenda at the 40th Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to the Montreal Protocol in Vienna. Tina Birmpili of the Ozone Secretariat said it was “critical to take stock of the science and take action” and urged parties to “not relax their vigilance for a second”