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LRM: The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity

The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management lays out tangible interventions for federal and state policymakers, major corporations, and equipment owners and operators to minimize refrigerant leaks and maximize end-of-life recovery and reclamation. Embracing Lifecycle Refrigerant Management globally can prevent fluorocarbon emissions equal to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century—nearly three full years […]

EIA Briefing to OEWG44: Fighting Fit

EIA briefing to the 44th Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol As Parties convene in person for the first time in more than two years, ensuring the continued successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol must include a modernisation of its institutions and increased investment in its future. The treaty has played […]

EIA Briefing to the 90th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund (MLF)

This briefing outlines EIA’s views and recommendations on proposed HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) and the updated reports provided by China on issues relevant to unexplained emissions of CFC-11 and other controlled substances under discussion at the 90th ExCom. I. HCFC phase-out Management Plans Stage II HPMPs in the Servicing Sector (Docs 90/19, 21, 27ri, […]

EIA Briefing to the 89th meeting (Part 1) of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund

This briefing outlines EIA’s views and recommendations on two substantive issues under discussion at the 89th meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Multilateral Fund (MLF). Review of Institutional Strengthening Projects, Including Funding Levels Document 89/4 recognises the major contribution and the relevance of institutional strengthening (IS) support in the achievement of A5 countries […]

EIA briefing to OEWG43: Unexpected CFC-11 emissions

Briefing to the 43rd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG 43) It has been three years since scientists first reported unexpected large-scale CFC-11 emissions and EIA investigations exposed massive illegal use of CFC-11 in the polyurethane foams sector in China. Critical gaps in data and understanding of […]

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Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution

  An EIA investigation into dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland, found a majority of stores to be leaking super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Our investigation focused on Walmart and other top-grossing supermarkets in the region and used industry-accepted refrigerant leak detectors. Sixty percent of the Walmart stores investigated […]