Rolando Navarro
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Montreal Protocol Rejects HFCs as Substitutes for Ozone Depleting Substances

MONTREAL – The 66th Meeting of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) concluded with clear signals that HFCs are increasingly unacceptable as substitutes for ozone depleting substances (ODS) being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. Last week’s actions by the MLF to implement the first phase of the global HCFC phase‐out reinforce a growing international trend to only approve and […]

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Massive Climate Subsidies to Super Greenhouse Gas Industry to Continue

UNFCCC CDM Approves Further Payments to HFC Producers WASHINGTON, D.C. — As UNFCCC climate negotiators meet in Durban, EIA is calling on all Parties to reject HFC-23 carbon credits following widespread evidence and CDM Executive Board acknowledgement that most of the credits do not represent real emission reductions. Last week the Executive Board of the UN Clean Development […]


The Montreal Protocol in 2011: Winning the Ozone Battle, Losing the Climate War

At last year’s Meeting of the Parties, delegates from over 140 nations had the opportunity to take action on a number of agenda items for climate mitigation consistent with their obligations for ozone protection. The HFC Phase-out Amendment proposals, a decision on ODS Banks, and action to maximize direct transitions to low-GWP alternatives all had […]


LETTER: EIA letter to Walmart Concerning HFC Reduction Pledge

On November 16th, 2011 EIA sent a letter to Walmart Inquiring about their HFC policy and plans to enact the HFC policy agreed last year by the Consumer Goods Forum whereby all new stores built by CGF members starting in 2015 will use only HFC free refrigeration. Read the letter

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China Threatens Massive Venting of Super Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – China Threatens Massive Venting of Super Greenhouse Gases in Attempt to Extort Billions as UNFCCC Meeting Approaches In the run‐up to the international climate negotiations in Durban later this month, China has responded to efforts to ban the trading of widely discredited HFC‐23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the potent industrial chemical into […]


The Montreal Protocol in 2011: Dynamic Action for Ozone and Climate Protection

In the first half of 2011 alone, a number of acute disruptions to seasonal atmospheric and climate norms have occurred, and latest scientific projections indicate the pace of global temperature increase is accelerating. The likelihood of the complete loss of Arctic summer sea ice by 2030, faster melting of the vast Greenland ice sheets, and […]