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TIME Magazine Names Montreal Protocol Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Guus Velders Among Most Influential People of 2017

April 20, 2017

TIME Magazine has named Dutch scientist Dr. Guus Velders one of the 100 most influential people for 2017 for research that helped smooth the way to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol to strengthen its role fighting global warming by eliminating warming from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). read more

 


Momentum Stalls in Marrakech, Despite Plea for Urgent and Ambitious Action

November 19, 2016

We lost a step in Marrakech that we couldn’t afford,” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development. read more

 


US Announces Pro-Economic Growth Strategy for Mid-Century Decarbonization

November 16, 2016

The US Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonisation report released today lays out a “strategy to deeply decarbonise” the economy, by reducing the nation’s emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 per cent by 2050, while boosting growth and jobs. read more

 


Nations Agree to Kigali Amendment: Largest Near-Term Temperature Reduction from Single Agreement

October 14, 2016

Warming caused by one of the six main greenhouse gases will be taken out of the climate system through the Kigali Amendment agreed in the early morning hours today in Rwanda. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out HFCs is the largest temperature reduction ever achieved by a single agreement. read more

 


Philanthropic Group Launches World’s Largest Energy Efficiency Investment

September 22, 2016

Today Bill Gates and other philanthropic foundations announced fast-start funding to maximize energy efficiency in parallel with an ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol. read more

 


California Governor Signs World’s Toughest Super Pollutant Law

September 19, 2016

Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s—and the world’s— strictest law against powerful short-lived super pollutants – SB 1383 – pushing the state’s near-term climate mitigation efforts one step further. read more

 


Obama Climate Priority Moves Closer to Cutting HFC Super Pollutants

July 23, 2016

The top climate priority of President Obama to use the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFCs became much more likely in the early hours of Sunday, when almost all parties converged on a narrower set of options on key issues as they concluded their extraordinary meeting in Vienna. read more

 


North American Leaders’ Double-Barreled Climate Strategy

June 29, 2016

Today President Obama, Prime Minister Trudeau, and President Pena Nieto agreed to an aggressive double-barreled climate strategy, committing to cut both carbon dioxide, by moving to 50% clean energy sources by 2025, and the short-lived super pollutants. read more

 


Modi Joins Obama for Fast Implementation of Paris Agreement

June 7, 2016

Today Prime Minister Modi and President Obama took another big step forward as partners in the battle to slow climate change making a down payment by cutting HFCs under Montreal Protocol. read more

 


Líderes do G7 se comprometem a reduzir os super poluentes e cortar o aquecimento de curto prazo

May 31, 2016

Além de se comprometerem a liderarem os esforços para fazer o Acordo de Paris entrar vigor em 2016, a declaração de 27 de maio dos líderes do G7 promete pela primeira vez a cortar o aquecimento de curto prazo por meio da eliminação progressiva de super poluentes de vida curta como carbono negro, metano, e HFCs. read more

 

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