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Major Climate Win: Lessons for the Montreal Protocol

Two new papers published in Nature suggest that the CFC-11 emissions are back on a downward trajectory potentially avoiding substantial delays in the recovery of the ozone layer. The papers show an accelerated decline in global atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 from 2018 to 2019, and attribute 60% of the decline to China. This is a […]

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Unchartered Territory: Funding Climate Action During a Pandemic

Unchartered Territory: Funding Ozone and Climate Protection During a Pandemic This week, Parties to the Montreal Protocol, renowned as the world’s most successful environmental treaty, came together remotely for their annual intersessional meeting, known as the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG). The Montreal Protocol has a vital role to play in addressing climate change, as it […]

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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to 8, […]

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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to […]

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Time for the Montreal Protocol to Step Up Its Fight Against Ozone Damage and Global Warming

As the 41st Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol opened yesterday (2 July) in Bangkok, EIA released the new briefing High Stakes with recommendations for tougher and more effective commitments under the Montreal Protocol. After more than three decades as the world’s most successful international environmental agreement, the Montreal Protocol is now being put […]

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EIA Statement: China Takes Action on Illegal CFC-11 Production and Use Following EIA Report

China has identified illegal production and use of CFC-11 as part of ongoing investigations following the July publication of an EIA report Blowing It that revealed Chinese companies using CFC-11 – a banned ozone-destroying chemical – in blowing agents used for producing foam insulation. As enforcement actions continue, last week the China Plastics Processing Industry […]