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NGO community calls on Ministers to take action to eliminate one of six greenhouse gases

COPENHAGEN – As Ministers meet in Copenhagen desperately seeking to find a set of meaningful mitigation actions negotiators have provided the ray of hope in the form of a draft agreement to work with the Montreal Protocol to eliminate a group of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Often referred to as ‘super’ greenhouse gases, many […]

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An Unparalleled Opportunity for Copenhagen: Eliminate HFCs

Halogenated gases currently contribute 12% to overall radiative forcing.1 While actions under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) are already addressing CFCs and HCFCs, atmospheric concentrations of some HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) are rising rapidly, by more than 23% each year. For the full report, click here.

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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41 Nations Join Island Effort for Fast Phase-out of Super Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The biggest news this year for climate protection could come this week when delegates from around the world meet in Port Ghalib, Egypt to weigh action on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Used primarily in the world’s more than 4 billion refrigerators and air conditioners, soaring HFC use threatens to negate efforts to […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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Recovery and Destruction of ODS Banks: Urgent Action for Global Climate Action

Over the last 21 years global implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) as successfully phased out the consumption and production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) by 95% in developed countries and 50-75% of the ODS in developing countries. Since most ODS are “super” greenhouse gases (GHG) with global […]

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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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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 […]