Tag: standards

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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U.S. Congress Passes Bipartisan HFC Legislation

U.S. CONGRESS PASSES BIPARTISAN HFC LEGISLATION: Authorizes U.S. EPA to Implement the Kigali AmendmentWashington DC—Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress this week to provide COVID relief and fund the U.S. government includes a bipartisan climate agreement to phase-down production and consumption of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). The bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement […]

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Unlocking Kigali Amendment Climate Benefits

Unlocking Kigali Amendment Climate Benefits: EIA Calls for Support of Updated Safety Standards Proposal Washington DC and London—A new safety standard proposed by an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) working group is vital to maximizing emission reductions from a global phase-down of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment. If approved by a […]

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MONTREAL PROTOCOL TAKES STEPS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL OZONE-KILLER CFCs

WASHINGTON, D.C: The 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol closed in Quito, Ecuador, on Friday 9th November with a decision on immediate next steps to understand and address CFC-11 emissions. EIA commends the sense of urgency and commitment expressed by the Parties in taking immediate action to respond to the unexpected […]

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MONTREAL PROTOCOL MUST ADAPT FAST TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL OZONE-KILLER CFCs

Download the report WASHINGTON, D.C: With the 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opening in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new update on China’s CFC-11 production crisis. Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of Illegal CFC Production and […]

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EPA Proposes Rescinding Controls on Leaks of Superpollutant HFCs

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will issue a proposed rule rescinding requirements to control leaks and venting of superpollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. “The proposed roll back of pivotal controls, intended to reduce superpollutant leaks from some of the highest leaking systems operating today, flies directly in the […]

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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Climate-Friendly Fridges

Rulemaking incorporates revised standard allowing a U.S. transition to energy efficient low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants. WASHINGTON DC – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking that will allow the US market to transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent super greenhouse gases, in new household refrigerators and freezers. “Almost all of the refrigerators […]