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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 […]

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Update on CFC-11 Discussions at Montreal Protocol Meeting

Update on Discussions of CFC-11 and Montreal Protocol Meetings EIA attended the Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 40) in Vienna last week and launched the report BLOWING IT: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China’s Foam Blowing Industry that provided evidence to the […]

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EIA Statement: CFC-11 Production in China

As noted in the New York Times story, In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China, EIA sources on the ground uncovered criminal actors in China illegally producing and using banned gas, CFC-11 for the foam industry. Alexander von Bismarck, Executive Director EIA says: “The scale of this environmental crime is devastating with […]

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International award recognizes EIA’s ‘unique’ climate investigations and work

EIA was delighted to be among 60 recipients recognized in the Ozone Awards 2017 by Parties to the Montreal Protocol for extraordinary commitment and outstanding contributions to fighting climate change. The awards ceremony in Canada last month was organized by the Ozone Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Canada to commemorate the 30th anniversary […]

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Standards Dialogue Must Continue at Montreal Protocol Meetings

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and a year since finalizing the Kigali Amendment, the landmark global agreement to phase down climate damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is not only a moment to celebrate and take stock of achievements, but also a critical period to […]

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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. […]