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Recommended Update on Environmental Policy

There is something big happening tonight and while I should have been posting yesterday, I was phone banking…

Diane Rehm, the award winning radio journalist and author, did a great show earlier this month on the environment. 150 more words

Larger Scope

Countries agree to amend Montreal Protocol in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal in Kigali on 15 October 2016 to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. 515 more words

Environmental

Freezing of HFC’s consumption: finally coming to reality?

HFC gases (hydrofluorocarbons) used in refrigerators and air conditioning have been considered the most dangerous pollutant that increases global temperatures. One may recall that a prime objective of the… 576 more words

Environmental Economics

The Kigali Amendment - Global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) deal for climate change, 2016. Just another meeting or something more?

An international agreement has been reached to cap the fastest growing greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). But what does this all mean?

(1) On October  15, 2016 an international agreement was reached between… 730 more words

Climate Change

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is a landmark international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. The treaty was originally signed in 1987 and substantially amended in 1990 and 1992. 312 more words

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Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer.

President of the 28th Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Vincent Biruta of Rwanda, brings thee gavel down marking the adoption of the Kigali Amendment… 607 more words
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Rwanda FTW: 'Supercharged' Greenhouse Fas on Way Out

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are considered a “supercharged” greenhouse gas–shorter lived than the carbon dioxide, the most prolific greenhouse, but nearly 4,000 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere when measured over a five-year timeframe. 376 more words

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