Tag: global-actions

Action on HFCs: The Time is Now

Held up as a beacon of hope by environmentalists and governments the world over, the Montreal Protocol has resulted in a 98 percent drop in the production and consumption of ozone depleting substancessuch as CFCs since 1987, corresponding to a reduction of over 10 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions per year. This immense achievement, which […]

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2014: A Year of Action on HFCs

Climate change is manifesting itself in ever more alarming ways. Devastating bush fires, historic droughts, and recurrent flooding are wreaking havoc on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. The impacts are most severe in developing countries, where communities already on the brink face a crisis of existential proportions. 2014 is the year […]

Putting the Freeze on HFCs: A Digest (Mandarin)

过去三十年中,地表温度每过十年都有所上升,超过了1850年以来的任何一个年代。1 我们必须削减有害温室气体的排放。我们必须采取快速缓和措施来弥补不断加剧的环境影响,避免踏过临界点,导致气候产生突然而非线性的变化,同时通过减排和减碳策略为二氧化碳排量控制提供足够时间。 降低氢氟碳化物(HFC)的生产和使用是目前可

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”

Wheels in Motion: Towards an international phase-down of HFCs

In a year that has seen concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide pass the 400ppm mark and the world’s scientific community issue its starkest warning yet that human activities will result in far-reaching disruption of the climate system, the need to swiftly rein in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions has never been more acute. Against this backdrop, […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>

Two Billion Tonne Climate Bomb

How to Defuse the HFC-23 Problem EIA investigators have discovered that many Chinese and Indian facilities, despite having destruction technology readily available, are releasing or threatening to emit the by-product unless they receive additional financing to dispose of the chemicals. Plants that produce HCFC-22 in other developing countries could also do the same. If this […]

End in Sight for HFCs

Parties to the UNFCCC are currently discussing initiatives to address the pre-2020 ambition gap under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). One initiative being discussed is the phase-down of the “super greenhouse gases” HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) under the Montreal Protocol. By using the Montreal Protocol to remove one of […]