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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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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 […]

Rolando Navarro
Press Release

Ozone-Friendly Replacement Gases Will Be Disastrous For Global Warming, Warn Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent decision to accelerate the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) – air conditioning and refrigeration gases – will in fact vastly undermine efforts to reduce global warming if proper precautions are not taken, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned today. As parties meet this week in Bangkok under the Montreal Protocol to discuss ways to […]

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Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Initiative: A Civil Society Critique

Nearly two years ago, Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott announced a bold initiative to turn the world’s largest company green. A long-anticipated first progress report on these sustainability goals is expected to be released soon. In advance of the company’s report, 23 environmental, farm, labor, and other civil society groups have offered their own critiques […]