Resources

Report

LRM: The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity

The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management lays out tangible interventions for federal and state policymakers, major corporations, and equipment owners and operators to minimize refrigerant leaks and maximize end-of-life recovery and reclamation. Embracing Lifecycle Refrigerant Management globally can prevent fluorocarbon emissions equal to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century—nearly three full years […]

Press Release

New Report: Curbing 90 Billion Tons of Super-Pollutant Emissions

Washington, DC — Minimizing refrigerant leaks and maximizing end-of-life recovery and reclamation can avoid fluorocarbon emissions equivalent to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century and help avoid climate catastrophe, according to a new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), and Natural Resources Defense […]

Press Release

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW CLIMATE LAW SB 1206

SB 1206 to Eliminate Most Super–Pollutant HFCs by 2035, Backed by $45 million in State Budget Sacramento CA— EIA applauds California’s legislature, led by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkely), for finalizing ambitious new legislation (SB 1206) that goes further than any law before toward eliminating super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are greenhouse gases with potent climate impacts […]

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Fact Sheet: California’s New Climate Legislation Tackling HFCs (S.B.1206)

EIA’s Fact Sheet on groundbreaking new climate legislation passed in California to tackle super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). S.B. 1206 sets California on a path to transition out of most HFCs by 2035 to ultra-low or no global warming  potential  (GWP) alternatives and reclaimed refrigerants. EIA’s press release is also available here

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2021 Impact Report

To adapt to an ever changing environment in 2021, the Environmental Investigation Agency mobilized governments and policies, conducted innovative and groundbreaking investigations, delivered detailed evidence bringing major environmental crime violators to justice, and advocated for earth defenders across the planet. Read highlights from the EIA 2021 Impact Report.

Press Release

U.S. Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment

U.S. Joins 137 other Nations in the Global Agreement to Phase‑down HFCs

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to phase down powerful climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs are synthetic chemicals used primarily in cooling, thousands of times more potent than CO2. “This is a historic bipartisan victory. It’s been long overdue for the […]