A key initiative in Europe’s strategy to fight climate change is being undermined by an escalating trade in climate-harming refrigerant gases. These alarming findings are featured in our new report Doors Wide Open: Europe’s flourishing illegal trade in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), released today.
Polish authorities have seized nearly 25 tonnes of illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.Believed to be the largest seizure of its kind in Europe, the 24,459kg shipment from Ukraine included cylinders of R-134a, R-404A and R-410A and is estimated to be worth about €600,000.
More than a year after it came into law, the European Commission (EC) has published a scorecard accessing the progress of the 28 member states in implementing the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). After many years of lobbying and discussion, the landmark EUTR came into legal effect on March 3, 2013
As the annual international conference on climate change (CoP19) draws to a close in Warsaw, the Environmental Investigation Agency criticised India and Saudi Arabia for blocking an agreement which could prevent the release of up to 100 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050