The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Written by 91 authors from 40 countries, with 133 contributing authors and 1,113 reviewers, is a “final call” on global warming, urging ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ in order to stay below 1.5°C
While the date might not have been pinned to your fridge door, it’s probably affected the way the fridge operates. In fact, the discovery of the ozone hole in 1984 and the subsequent introduction of ozone-friendly alternatives in the years that followed did more than just alter the way we cooled our food and our homes
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are everywhere: in our cars, refrigerators, air-conditioners and wall insulation. They are also increasingly in our atmosphere, where they are important contributors to climate change. Yet you don’t hear HFCs – aka fluorinated- or F-gases – talked about all that much. Until now, that is
Last weekend marked 30 years since the adoption of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, from which the Montreal Protocol was born. Of all the multilateral treaties put before the United Nations, only the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol that have achieved universal ratification
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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In advance of the 19th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), our Climate Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, reflects on the challenges that lie ahead and the global action required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).