Are we finally about to get a global agreement on aviation emissions?
The upcoming meeting in Montreal looks set to approve a mandatory system of carbon offsetting for international flights
Is safety the real concern?
Fear about safe use of natural refrigerants is more a political agenda and less a concern for safety
HFC phase down: what is the relationship between cost and ambition?
Coming to a consensus on the relationship between cost and ambition will be crucial in determining the nature of the HFC phase-down amendment
India decides to put the brakes on HFO in foam sector for now
The government has instead proposed transition to cyclopentane in SMEs
Montreal Protocol: what came from Vienna negotiations?
Observers seem optimistic for a deal in the next meeting of parties, to be held in October this year
The global impact of air conditioning: big and getting bigger
More ACs means more refrigerants that are potent greenhouse gases
Talks on Montreal Protocol amendment proposals begin
One of the major concerns in the discussion on fixing a baseline or freeze dates is the non-existence of data on HFCs by the developing countries
Montreal Protocol negotiations: funding remains a roadblock
Negotiators have prepared a draft text to address all the challenges, except funding
What to expect from the Vienna meeting of Montreal Protocol parties
As talks resume to phase out HFCs, safety standards, finance and intellectual property rights will be the hot topics
BIS to revisit safety standards on use of hydrocarbons in fridges and ACs
CSE had recommended amendments to a standard which would allow wider use of the refrigerant
India working towards joining Paris Agreement this year
President Barack Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House for their seventh bilateral meeting
G7 countries discuss HFC phase down amendment
G7 meeting stresses the need for HFC amendment by the end of this year
Change in safety standards a must for successful transition from HFCs to hydrocarbons
The only major barrier to the large scale use of hydrocarbons has been the safety concerns over the high flammability of these refrigerants
Negotiations on Montreal protocol one step closer to phasing out HFCs
Slight progress made, much anticipated in the next meeting in July
Excluding mobile air conditioning from amendment may solve IPR issue in HFC phase down
Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) sector is the main source of IPR impediment and accounts for only 8 per cent of global HFC emissions, finds a CSE study
Negotiations pick pace as US proposes amendment text on exempted countries
The amendment text proposed by the US allows HFC exemption for 34 countries, mostly from the Middle East and Africa
HFC Phase down negotiations to continue in Geneva
Negotiations to focus mainly on HFC phase down and amendment proposals
Montreal Protocol talks begin on a positive note in Geneva
Negotiations to phase down HFCs continue from where they were left at in Dubai last year
Is the US on a bilateral agreement spree over climate change?
USA and China have entered into a bilateral pact to sign the Paris Agreement on April 22
America's HFC game plan
How the US is gaining support in apportioning of carbon space in the Montreal Protocol with bilateral agreements
Charge size matters
An increase in maximum charge size limits for hydrocarbon refrigerants is needed for effective HFC phase down in India
Refrigerant gases: what’s all the fuss about?
We look at what impedes negotiations under the Montreal Protocol
Who is afraid of transparency?
Flaring up issues of transparency and reporting of climate actions could be a tactic by developed nations to divert attention from more …
MOP concludes with hope to bring amendment to phase down HFCs in 2016
Parties succeed in laying a path for the functioning of contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs in Montreal Protocol.
Negotiations in Montreal Protocol move at a slow pace
Parties start discussion on core challenges in a more focused way