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Major Climate Win: Lessons for the Montreal Protocol

Two new papers published in Nature suggest that the CFC-11 emissions are back on a downward trajectory potentially avoiding substantial delays in the recovery of the ozone layer. The papers show an accelerated decline in global atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 from 2018 to 2019, and attribute 60% of the decline to China. This is a […]

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The AIM Act: Your Questions on U.S. HFC Legislation – Answered

A new year’s gift for our climate came wrapped in the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress at the end of 2020. Among the bill’s several significant climate provisions is the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, or AIM Act, that enacts a phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are potent climate pollutants commonly used as coolants […]

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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to 8, […]

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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to […]

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A ‘Cool’ Way to Take Action after the Global Climate Strike

“Unite Behind The Science,” cries 16 year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, “that is our demand”. Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit this week, Greta, along with millions of others, participated in the global climate strike last Friday. The strike called on our leaders to take action on climate change as they meet in New […]

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Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030

Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030 California has been planning to enact regulations to drastically decrease emissions of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from the cooling sector. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a working group this week to discuss details of the proposed regulations, which aim to reduce HFCs […]