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Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Pathway to Adoption of an HFC Amendment: Resolving Key Challenges

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA Climate Campaign Manager Parties to the Montreal Protocol are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss the implementation of the Dubai Pathway on HFCs; HFCs are super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air-conditioning. Now those of you following the Montreal Protocol story will remember where we left off last year: […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Montreal Success Can Enhance Paris Outcome

The Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened on Monday amidst passionate calls for a global deal to prevent global temperatures rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius. Despite 147 heads of state emphasizing the need for global action during the last two days, one thing is clear: the […]

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The Montreal Protocol Special Meetings in Bangkok: Q&A with EIA

By Maggie Dewane, EIA Communications and Press Officer The Montreal Protocol’s Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meetings, with a special focus on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), take place in Bangkok next week. EIA’s team will be at these meetings and I sat down with our in-house international climate policy expert, Avipsa Mahapatra, to help us understand why […]

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Obama-Modi Talk HFCs: Build Hope for a Deal

By Avipsa Mahapatra, International Climate Policy Analyst Over the past few years my friends and family in India have heard me talking again and again about “phasing out hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol.” But saying this is like speaking another language to them. So when they heard President Obama mention exactly those words in his […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Montreal Protocol Shows Political Will and Boosts Climate Momentum

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA International Climate Policy Analyst This November marks a series of great successes for global climate policy. The progress began with the historic climate announcement by President Obama and President Xi, as the United States and China joined the European Union in committing to new limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Also […]