Tag: global-actions

Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of Illegal CFC Production and Use

Just six months after scientists revealed unexpected and high emissions of CFC-11 and EIA investigations promptly provided evidence of illegal use of CFC-11 in China’s polyurethane (PU) foam insulation sector, much has been done to address this enormous environmental crime. China has responded with an unprecedented nationwide enforcement action and has shut down at least one […]

Blowing It: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China’s Foam Blowing Industry

  Download the report Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrates conclusively that the use of CFC-11 in China’s rigid polyurethane (PU) foam insulation sector, in particular in the building and construction subsector, is widespread and pervasive. CFC-11 is used as a foam blowing agent for the manufacture of molded foam panels and […]

Smarter Standards: Vital for Kigali Amendment Success

EIA’s new report outlines the climate imperative of modernizing standards for successful implementation of the Kigali Amendment and the ongoing HCFC phase-out. The Montreal Protocol and other policy venues have recently started recognizing updated standards as a critical step to implementing the transition away from HCFCs and HFCs. The pace at which this work continues […]

EIA Briefing to the UNFCCC COP22

In October 2016, the Parties to the Montreal Protocol adopted the Kigali Amendment on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which commits the world’s nations to significantly reduce consumption and production of HFCs. The Amendment could avoid emissions of well over 70 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2050, which marks an historic achievement and brings significant impetus […]