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The Marrakech Global Partnership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency launched in COP 22

November 18, 2016

The Marrakech Global Partnership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (MGPREEE), launched at COP22, is a forum to accelerate the transformation of the global energy system. read more

 


Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security

November 15, 2016

The Climate and Security Working Group International Issues Statement on Climate Change and Security (CSWG-I), an international group of national security, military and foreign policy experts, issued a statement on Climate Change and Security. read more

 


Under 2 Degrees Celsius: Fast Action Policies to Protect People & the Planet from Extreme Climate Changes

November 14, 2016

Over 30 scientists and policymakers are now calling on the global public to determine the best methods for solving the climate crisis. The High-Level Summary is now open for public review. read more

 


Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

November 4, 2016

Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted – came into force today. read more

 


Implementing Energy Efficiency at Scale: The HFC Montreal Protocol amendment this year

September 22, 2016

The hosts of the two most important climate meetings this year, Moroccan Environment Minister and COP22 Climate Champion Hakima El Haite and Environment Minister of Rwanda Vincent Biruta, will co-host a press conference on the opportunity to implement energy efficiency read more

 


Watch: Reducing HFCs with the world’s most successful environmental treaty

September 21, 2016

Watch: Reducing HFCs with the world’s most successful environmental treaty read more

 


The Climate’s Low-Hanging Fruit

September 9, 2016

Next month, signatories to the 1989 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will convene in Kigali, Rwanda, to consider an amendment to the treaty that would gradually reduce, and eventually eliminate, the use of HFCs read more

 


CCAC High Level Assembly: Reducing HFCs via Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

July 21, 2016

The CCAC HLA in Vienna releases communique calling for an ambitious amendment to phase-down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. read more

 


OEWG38 Side Event: Case Study of Energy Efficiency and Price of Room ACs in Brazil

July 21, 2016

This OEWG38 event highlighted the importance of requiring the room air conditioners sold in developing countries to achieve the same high efficiency demanded in developed countries read more

 


OEWG38 Side Event: New technology to reduce the cost of phasing down HFC-134a from motor vehicle air conditioning

July 18, 2016

TATA Motors Limited, Mahle, and IGSD demonstrated the Secondary-Loop Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning SL-MAC systems that can reduce the use and emission of any refrigerant by at least 50% read more

 

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