A report has been published on the possibility of the 'Hothouse Earth' scenario, in which man-made climate change may result in irreversible tipping points and catastrophic environmental change. Collective action is required to prevent this including hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management under the Kigali amendment.
As more than 160 world leaders gather today in New York for the agreement’s signing ceremony, climate action has perhaps never been higher on the global governance agenda – but there’s more to be said and done to avert billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases from damaging our precious climate
With the 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP21) underway in Paris, our Climate Campaigner, Adela Putinelu, lays out daily behavioural changes that can make a difference including dietary change, electricity consumption, checking the energy investments of your bank, reusing and recycling and using your consumer power.
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With production and consumption of HFCs rapidly increasing, benefits of eliminating ozone-depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol – estimated to be up to 135 billion tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent from 1990-2010 – are being reversed. A global deal to phase down HFCs offers much-needed climate protection
After a five-day preparatory meeting in Paris, Parties to the Montreal Protocol failed to finalise a formal negotiation process for discussions on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but agreed to hold an additional meeting prior to the Dubai Meeting of the Parties, which takes place in early November