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EIA reflects on 10 years of HFC campaigning following Kigali Amendment

Ten years ago, the Environmental Investigation Agency issued its first report on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a class of manmade gases that are hundreds to thousands of times more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide. Turning Up the Heat was groundbreaking in its findings and recommendations. “While good progress has been made to address both […]

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Walking the Talk: U.S. Agencies Finalize Rule Limiting Procurement of High-GWP HFCs

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy Analyst and Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Global Climate Campaign Manager A long-awaited new rule that limits government procurement of super greenhouse gases – HFCs – has been published and is a welcome step to strengthening U.S. federal leadership in transitioning to cooling options that don’t damage the climate. Originally proposed […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Pathway to Adoption of an HFC Amendment: Resolving Key Challenges

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Climate Campaign Manager Parties to the Montreal Protocol are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the implementation of the Dubai Pathway on HFCs; HFCs are super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air-conditioning. Now those of you following the Montreal Protocol story will remember where we left off last year: […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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EPA Takes Aim at Leaking Super Greenhouse Gases

This is the second installment of the EIA Climate Campaign’s blog series on ‘Navigating the Path to Climate-Friendly Cooling.’ The series will focus on the key policy and technology issues related to mitigating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. We’ll be covering a number of topics, including the progress on state […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Montreal Success Can Enhance Paris Outcome

The Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened on Monday amidst passionate calls for a global deal to prevent global temperatures rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius. Despite 147 heads of state emphasizing the need for global action during the last two days, one thing is clear: the […]