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Explosion of Super Greenhouse Gases Expected over Next Decade

Action needed to prevent HFC-23 climate bomb from China and India WASHINGTON, D.C. – China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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The Montreal Protocol in 2013

Legacy at Stake: Why the Montreal Protocol Must Take Action on HFCs This year, the planet passed a dangerous milestone when atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide exceeded 400 parts per million, prompting the scientific community to advocate renewed vigour in efforts to combat climate change, and the UNFCCC’s Executive Secretary to call for a “policy […]

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Landmark Revision of Japanese Fluorocarbon Regulations: Make It Count

On April 19, 2013, the Japanese Cabinet approved the revision of its fluorocarbon regulations that will fundamentally change the way high global warming fluorocarbons are produced, used and disposed in Japan. It also will lead to a phase-down of the “super” greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are hundreds and thousands of times more damaging to […]

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Let’s Get this Done; Decision at Warsaw on HFCs Needed to Bridge Gigatonne Gap

Parties met last week in Bonn, Germany to begin discussing the next legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. This is agreement is potentially the most significant global treaty that will ever be negotiated. To help structure the negotiations, two tracks were formed: Work Stream One that focuses on the […]

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Technology Now: Low-GWP technologies are bursting onto the Chinese market

Refrigeration 2013 kicked off two weeks ago, showcasing new and emerging products in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps. One of the focuses of this exposition was on new lower global warming potential (GWP) technologies that are bursting onto the Chinese market, to replace the ozone depleting substances (Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)) that have […]