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California Kicks Off HFC Rulemakings Ahead of Bonn Climate Talks

By Christina Starr, Climate Policy Analyst At UN climate talks in Bonn this week, U.S. states are helping fill the void left in American leadership. Through initiatives like the U.S. Climate Alliance and America’s Pledge, sub-national actors are driving the conversation about how the Unites States can remain on track to meet emission reduction targets. […]

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California’s Next Cool Climate Move

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst California is setting the bar for U.S. action on climate change in many areas and has ambitious goals for reducing emissions of a number of climate pollutants, demonstrating how states can lead at a time when climate leadership by the Federal government is floundering. Unfortunately, a little known […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Montreal Protocol Discusses Kigali Amendment Implementation

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Climate Campaign Lead Parties to the Montreal Protocol met in Bangkok this week in an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) for the first time since October 2016, where all countries of the world together agreed to phase down super greenhouse gases, HFCs, under the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment, if implemented […]

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Waking Up to Climate Change

The United States has joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries in the world not party to the Paris climate agreement. Pulling out of this agreement is a significant step backwards in the fight against climate change, stalling growth and development. Below is a personal account from an expeditioner who saw the urgency of […]

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A 21st Century Standard for American Fridges

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst With the adoption of a new safety standard today by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), U.S. consumers are one step closer to being able to purchase household refrigerators free of climate damaging hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. The HFC-free refrigerators will make less noise, be substantially more energy efficient, and avoid millions […]

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Ratifying the Kigali HFC Amendment: A No-brainer for the U.S.

The media is abuzz with speculation about whether the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali HFC Amendment agreed to earlier this month will be sent to the U.S. Senate for formal ratification, or like the Paris Agreement, will be considered within the scope of authority of the Executive Branch to ratify and implement. It’s still too soon to […]