Tag: montreal-protocol

Investing in the Montreal Protocol to Tackle the Climate Crisis

EIA Briefing to the 45th Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol, 3-7 July, 2023

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “deep, rapid and sustained reductions” of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) alongside rapid reductions of CO2 emissions are needed if we are to have any chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C. Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS – CFCs, halons, HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are […]

Crime and Crime Again

The long-standing illegal trade in substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

EIA has been investigating and documenting the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since the mid-1990s, providing unprecedented insights into the dynamics of this multi-million dollar environmental crime, including the shifting smuggling routes and methods used to evade detection. This briefing describes the long history of illegal ODS trade and, more, recently hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It […]

Blog

A New Plan to Keep the Lid on 90 Billion Tons of Fluorocarbons

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) launched a joint report today laying out a path to capture planet-warming fluorocarbon gases from inside old air conditioners and refrigerators, an effort that in the U.S. could stave off as much climate pollution as […]

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 […]

Press Release

New Report: Curbing 90 Billion Tons of Super-Pollutant Emissions

Washington, DC — Minimizing refrigerant leaks and maximizing end-of-life recovery and reclamation can avoid fluorocarbon emissions equivalent to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century and help avoid climate catastrophe, according to a new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), and Natural Resources Defense […]