Preventing runaway climate change and warming of more than 1.5°C requires accelerating emission reductions of potent short-lived climate pollutants, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other fluorinated chemicals. EIA’s Climate Campaign seeks to eliminate emissions of HFCs and other potent greenhouse gases used primarily in cooling and heating.
Climate Campaign Goals
Currently the world is not on track to limit warming to less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in order to avoid tipping points leading to catastrophic climate change. We must seize the opportunity to rid the world of fluorinated super pollutants to keep this goal within reach.
To maximize the immediate climate benefits that can be achieved by eliminating super-pollutant HFCs, we seek to:
- Ensure robust implementation and enforcement of the Kigali Amendment to avoid up to 0.4°C by the end of this century
- Accelerate the HFC phase down schedule under the Montreal Protocol and maximize energy efficiency co-benefits
- Prevent lifecycle emissions of all existing HFCs and other fluorinated refrigerants, mitigating up to an additional 100Gt CO2e in direct emissions by 2100
- Unlock U.S. leadership through innovative policy solutions and comprehensive implementation of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act