The US Environmental Protection Agency head has said the administration will end the climate plan signed by Trump’s predecessor. The Clean Power Plan was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This September marks 30 years since the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted. In honour of this important milestone, the Ozone Secretariat and the global community are launching the #OzoneHeroes campaign. A public engagement campaign to celebrate the international agreement’s success in protecting Earth against ozone depletion and mitigating climate change.
The IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants is calling for papers. Submission is quick and easy. Click here to visit the conference website for full details. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 2nd October.
The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.
The European Commission has initiated an evaluation of the European ODS regulations to establish whether they are still fit for purpose.
‘Cooling for All’ aims to organize government, academia, civil society, and business leaders to facilitate energy-efficient, low-GWP cooling solutions for poorest countries.
A UN-backed initiative is to look at addressing the challenge of providing access to affordable, sustainable cooling solutions for all.
The EFCTC has dismissed as “uninformed assertions” a paper which claims that the production of lower GWP refrigerant R32 could delay the recovery of the ozone layer.
The natural refrigerant association’s symposium in Schaffhausen, Switzerland focused on „Small Applications <200 kW with Natural Refrigerants“.
The Spanish refrigeration association AEFYT has lodged a complaint with the European Commission claiming that its Government’s tax on HFCs infringes free market principles.
European Union (EU) environment ministers will meet this week to discuss global developments on climate change and EU implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
Access to finance and changes to standards are required to facilitate the switch to low-GWP refrigerants, according to experts attending the 39th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG39) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand this week.
The group of the world’s 20 biggest economies also pushed forward with their plans to phase-down HFCs.
Leaders of the G20 richest nations agreed to disagree on climate change, unanimously supporting a final communiqué in which all of them except U.S. President Donald Trump declare the Paris climate agreement to be “irreversible” and needing action “swiftly.”
The U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement means Turkey is less inclined to ratify the deal because the U.S. move jeopardizes compensation promised to developing countries, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
The French government looks set to follow fellow European member Spain in imposing taxes on HFC refrigerants.
The European Parliament today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on phasing down HFCs used in HVAC&R applications.
As the UK’s leading refrigeration wholesalers announce another round of HFC price increases, a major supplier implores the industry to stop using R404A in new equipment.
The healing of the ozone layer could be delayed by the use of this HFC, researchers from Lancaster University in the UK have found.
The European Council adopted a set of conclusions, where it, inter alia, “strongly reaffirms” the commitment of the European Union (EU) and its Member States to “swiftly and fully” implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.