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Montreal Protocol Amendment Essential to Meeting Paris Climate Commitment

February 1, 2016

According to a new report by the Rhodium Group, implementing an HFC amendment under a “newly reinvigorated Montreal Protocol” will help boost the gap between the US emissions reduction pledge and its trajectory under current policies. read more

 


Acuerdo en Paris y el futuro de la Tierra

December 12, 2015

Luego de años de negociaciones intensas, por primera vez en la historia los Estados de todo el mundo acuerdan trabajar de manera conjunta para evitar el daño irreversible de nuestra casa común. El acuerdo es sin duda histórico y es crucial en la construcción de un mundo más justo. read more

 


Climate Agreement in Paris: Champagne Tonight, Hard Work, Fast Mitigation Tomorrow

December 12, 2015

After we drink the Champagne tonight, we need to wake up tomorrow and launch the fastest mitigation available to slow near-term warming, starting with the phase down of hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol next year, which will eliminate warming from one of the six main greenhouse gases. read more

 


New York Times: As U.S. and Europe Pass the Hat at Climate Talks, China Clings to Developing-Nation Status

December 9, 2015

A crucial issue at the climate negotiations now taking place in Le Bourget, a northeast suburb of Paris, lies in who will foot the bill for $100 billion a year in long-promised assistance for developing countries, starting in 2020. read more

 


COP21 Update: Climate and Clean Air Coalition Launches 5-Year Plan to Avoid 0.6C Warming by 2050

December 8, 2015

Ministers of the 50 Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) member countries launched a 5-year action plan today to cut short-lived climate pollutants, an effort that can avoid 0.6°C warming globally by 2050. Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants “is an urgent, effective and pragmatic complement to aggressive mitigation of carbon dioxide and other long-lived greenhouse gases,” read the Paris Communique released at the Paris, COP21 meeting today. read more

 


COP21 Update: Military’s Role in Post-Paris Pivot to Fast Action

December 7, 2015

The Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) underscored the need for fast action on climate change, emphasizing the relation to global security and calling for militaries to act as key contributors to climate change preparedness at the the Paris climate conference today. read more

 


At Paris climate talks, experts cite looming risk from industrial coolants, methane

December 5, 2015

As world leaders grapple with how to cut global emissions of carbon dioxide, diplomats in Paris are recording progress in combating other pollutants that scientists believe are contributing powerfully to rising temperatures. A coalition of governments and private businesses has agreed to take up a series of initiatives to limit so-called “short-lived climate pollutants,” read more

 


COP21 Update:  Focus on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

December 4, 2015

National delegations and private sectors committed to new and increased actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPS) at the COP21 climate conference today. Among the fast action initiatives announced under the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) were sector commitments to reduce hydrofluorocarbons read more

 


COP21 Leaders Event: President Obama Reminds World of Progress via Montreal

November 30, 2015

President Obama reminded the world of the success of the Montreal Protocol, an international climate agreement that continues to provide bold mitigation, at the Leaders Event opening of COP21. “Earlier this month in Dubai, after years of delay, the world agreed to work together to cut the super-pollutants known as HFCs. That’s progress.” read more

 


HFCs: Summary and Fact Sheet

November 28, 2015

Fast action under the Montreal Protocol can limit growth of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), prevent up to 200 billion tonnes of CO2-eq by 2050, and avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100, with additional climate benefits from improvements in energy efficiency of air conditioners and other appliances. read more

 

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