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Montreal Protocol Discusses Kigali Amendment Implementation

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Climate Campaign Lead Parties to the Montreal Protocol met in Bangkok this week in an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) for the first time since October 2016, where all countries of the world together agreed to phase down super greenhouse gases, HFCs, under the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment, if implemented […]

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Ratifying the Kigali HFC Amendment: A No-brainer for the U.S.

The media is abuzz with speculation about whether the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali HFC Amendment agreed to earlier this month will be sent to the U.S. Senate for formal ratification, or like the Paris Agreement, will be considered within the scope of authority of the Executive Branch to ratify and implement. It’s still too soon to […]

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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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Montreal Protocol Seeks Progress on Standards for HFC-free Technologies

by Christina Starr and Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Global Climate Campaign Parties to the Montreal Protocol met last month in Vienna to negotiate a global phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super-greenhouse gases that are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In a speech in Vienna, John Kerry called the HFC agreement, […]

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The Biggest Climate Commitment after Paris Closer to Adoption in 2016

By Avipsa Mahaptatra, Climate Campaign Manager EIA US & Adela Putinelu, Climate Campaigner EIA UK “Already, the HFCs used in refrigerators, air-conditioners, inhalers and other items are emitting an entire gigatonne of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution into the atmosphere annually. Now, if that sounds like a lot my friends, it’s because it is. It’s the equivalent […]

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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 […]