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Transitioning HFCs in India: Why Multinationals Must Support India's Kigali Amendment Goals

In 2016, EIA released Transitioning HFCs in India, a report estimating the growing contributions of multinational fast food and beverage companies to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions in India. Since the last report was published, the HFC regulatory landscape has changed dramatically. In October 2016, India along with nearly 200 other Parties to the Montreal Protocol adopted the historic Kigali Amendment on HFCs, committing the world’s nations to significantly reduce consumption and production of HFCs. This report provides an update to last year's report. Fast food companies operating in India have a significant opportunity to meet sustainability goals, reduce GHG emissions, increase the efficiency of operations, and provide leadership to the Indian market by transitioning to low-GWP technologies in new stores and in new equipment placed in existing stores.

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A Week of Climate Action on HFCs and Cooling
09/17/2018
HFCs used in cooling were a hot topic at the Global Climate Action Summit last week in San Francisco. With momentum building for subnational actors like cities, states, and businesses to drive action forward on climate, we have the opportunity to tackle the issue of how we keep cool without warming the planet - by phasing down superpollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and identifying new approaches to maximize energy efficiency as global demand for cooling increases.
EIA Statement: China Takes Action on Illegal CFC-11 Production and Use Following EIA Report
08/06/2018
China has identified illegal production and use of CFC-11 as part of ongoing investigations following the July publication of an EIA report, Blowing It, that revealed Chinese companies using CFC-11 – a banned ozone-destroying chemical – in blowing agents used for producing foam insulation.

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Energy Efficiency in HFC-free Supermarket Refrigeration
11/20/2018
Energy Efficiency in HFC-free Supermarket Refrigeration
Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of Illegal CFC Production and Use
11/02/2018
Just six months after scientists revealed unexpected and high emissions of CFC-11, much has been done to address this enormous environmental crime. China has responded with an unprecedented nationwide enforcement action and has shut down at least one illegal CFC-11 production factory. The Parties to the Montreal Protocol unanimously responded at OEWG-40 to the crisis and will agree vital next steps at the 30th Meeting of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.

Recent Press Releases

MONTREAL PROTOCOL TAKES STEPS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL OZONE-KILLER CFCs
11/12/2018
MONTREAL PROTOCOL TAKES STEPS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL OZONE-KILLER CFCs
EPA Proposes Rescinding Controls on Leaks of Superpollutant HFCs
09/19/2018
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will issue a proposed rule rescinding requirements to control leaks and venting of superpollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
Nearing a Global HFC Phase-down
The October 2016 Montreal Protocol meeting in Kigali, Rwanda is expected to yield a global agreement to phase down HFCs. Read and share EIA's briefing on this great opportunity and obligation to avert climate catastrophe.
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