Over 10,000 energy efficient and climate friendly domestic refrigerators and air conditioners will soon become widely available in Ghana to replace old existing equipment by 2022.
World Meteorological Organization says 2019 is likely to be second or third warmest year ever.
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported.
The EFCTC’s confidential Action Line is said to have made a “promising” start with over 50 reports of illegal refrigerant activity received since its launch in March.
The Environmental Investigation Agency has called for greater monitoring capacity and enforcement of the Montreal Protocol after a new report confirmed large scale emissions of ozone depleting CFC11.
DEFRA has issued warnings of new F-gas rules that will ban virgin high GWP refrigerants, like R404A, in systems of 40 tonnes CO2e or more from 1 January 2020.
The theme for the World Ozone Day 2019, to be marked on 16 September, is: 32 Years and Healing.
The last time Earth hit 415 ppm, sea levels were 82 feet higher.
The Republic of Armenia has become the 71st country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has voted against increasing the charge limit on flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigeration under IEC 60335-2-89.
Despite some enforcement success, EU member states are failing to apply penalties to those breaching the European F-gas regulations and the refrigerant phase down system.
The EIA has called for stronger enforcement by member states and the introduction of a shipment licensing system to counter the illegal European trade in HFC refrigerants.
The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Institute (AHRI), and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have joined the list of industry bodies supporting World Refrigeration Day.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and US body ASHRAE have spent the last year working to establish common definitions of five commonly used refrigeration words and terms.
Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
The Danish government looks set to change the maximum allowable limit of HFCs in new refrigeration and air conditioning systems to 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
The UK’s Heat Pump Association (HPA) has become the first dedicated heat pump group to support World Refrigeration Day.
The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI) has become the latest body to support World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
CIBSE and BSRIA have become the latest bodies to announce support for World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
The UK Environment Agency is said to be expanding its workforce to enable a better response to illegal sales of refrigerants and other F-gas compliance issues.