Tag: global-actions

The Importance of Ambition in the 2016 HFC Phase-Down Agreement

Following the adoption of the Dubai Pathway on HFCs, Parties to the Montreal Protocol are set to negotiate and adopt an HFC amendment in 2016, the first major test of the Paris Climate Agreement and global commitment to “pursue efforts to limit the [average global] temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” The level of climate […]

A Rights-Based Approach to Land Use

Negotiations are currently underway for a new global climate agreement, in which all countries will commit to limiting greenhouse gas emissions to try and prevent the worst impacts of climate change. In many places, climate change is already impacting land and land use, with reduced food production among the earliest and most far-reaching consequences. Projections […]

Making History: negotiating a Global Agreement on HFCs

EIA campaigners will be at the 36th Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris from Monday, July 20. At the 36th OEWG, Parties have four amendment proposals to consider for negotiating a deal on a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); HFCs are a group of potent greenhouse gases used […]

Strengthening the Multilateral Fund to Maximize Climate Benefits

Developing countries have the opportunity to make transitions to HFC-free technologies leading to reduced HFC emissions as well as significant gains in energy efficiency from substantially improved technologies in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Center for Science and Environment (CSE) have come together to help bring a broad […]

Solving Climate Change: Towards a global deal on HFCs in 2015

As the international community heads towards a landmark climate change agreement at COP 21 in Paris, 2015 must also mark the year Parties to the Montreal Protocol launch formal negotiations on one of the largest, fastest and most cost-effective global mitigation measures to address short-termclimate change available – the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Contact: Maggie […]

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Full Steam Ahead: Charting the Path to a Future Without HFCs

As the international community heads towards a milestone climate change agreement in 2015, the Parties to the Montreal Protocol stand poised to begin negotiations on the most immediate, cost effective and tangible global measure to address climate change ever contemplated – the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).