Today, the governments of Norway and Rwanda, with the support of 18 other countries, launched the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution - but what does this initiative mean for EIA’s campaign to secure an ambitious and comprehensive global plastics treaty?
Expectations are high that an HFC amendment could be finalised and adopted during the Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in October in Kigali, Rwanda, after countries successfully reached solutions on difficult aspects, such as finance, in the first two days of the Vienna meetings
Along with talk of various corporate initiatives on climate and sustainability, Davos was all abuzz about the UN Climate Summit (CoP21) in Paris this December which is expected to deliver a landmark global agreement to rein in greenhouse gas emissions
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Our Climate Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, reports on the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the UNFCCC in Qatar. While some progress was made including a deal on a 'Loss and Damage Mechanism' and acknowledgement of the need for HFC phase-out, an overall lack of urgency and mitigation pledges was disappointing.