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Phase down of HFCs Under Montreal Protocol Receives Huge Boost From North American Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States joined with Canada and Mexico today in formally supporting a proposal to curtail production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In materials released by the U.S. State Department, the three nations detailed a schedule that if adopted will authorize the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to limit and ratchet down international […]

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Investigation Into the Illegal Felling, Transport and Export of Precious Wood in Sava Region Mada

In the period since February 2009, a dramatic increase in the felling and cutting of rosewood has been reported in the SAVA Region of north-east Madagascar. As a result, several investigative missions have been sent into the region to gather evidence of these activities. These missions have been organised by the Malagasy Forestry Administration, the […]

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Enquete Sur L’Exploitation, Le Transport et L’Exportation Illicite De Bois Precieux Dans La Regions

Les troubles politiques à Madagascar en février et mars 2009 et l’atmosphère d’instabilité politique qui s’en est suivie ont affaibli une autorité d’État déjà inefficace en termes d’application de la loi forestière et de réforme du secteur forestier. Jusqu’à présent, le résultat a été une anarchie générale et, concrètement, un accès non contrôlé aux ressources […]

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The HFC imperative: Essential action for global climate protection

The Montreal Protocol has been extremely successful in enabling the phase-out of ozone depleting substances (ODS). As a result of these phase-outs, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been commercialized as substitutes for ODS. The HFCs being used as ODS substitutes are powerful greenhouse gases (GHG) with global-warming potentials (GWP) hundreds to thousands of times greater than carbon […]

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Recovery and Destruction of ODS Banks: Immediate Action for Global Climate Protection

The global implementation of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer over the last 21 years has successfully phased out the consumption and production of ozone-depleting substances by 97%. Since most ODS are “super” greenhouse gases with global warming potentials hundreds or thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide, this phase-out has had […]

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A Bridge Between Conventions: The Global Solution for HFCs

The Montreal Protocol is widely regarded as the most successful environmental accord in history. It has already achieved phase-downs of over 95% of 97 different chemicals responsible for ozone depletion in developed countries and 50-75% of these chemicals in developing countries. This has prevented over 100 gigatons (Gts) of CO2 equivalent emissions – twenty times […]