World leaders are gathering this weekend in Kigali, Rwanda to make the biggest climate decision since December's historic Paris Climate Agreement.
Le Monde, Clémentine Thiberge, "Vers une suppression des hydrofluorocarbones, puissants gaz à effet de serre" (17 August
Here is what countries just announced. 105 countries send a clear signal that they want a strong agreement to significantly
October will be the time to make a decision that reverberates for generations to come.
The EPA on Monday proposed an "endangerment finding" under the Clean Air Act for greenhouse gas emissions from certain types
President Obama and his team at the State Department led by Secretary John Kerry and Climate Envoy Todd Stern made a singular
India and the United States strengthened their commitments to strong climate action today - particularly on the supercharged climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
In their May 27th declaration, the leaders of the G7 commit for the first time to cutting near-term warming by phasing down short-lived super pollutants black carbon, methane, and HFCs.
There'll be a couple of bears in the room when the leaders of the five Nordic nations meet President Obama at the White House tomorrow. One is Russian aggression, and how to curb it. The other menace is less publicized, but even more formidable -- climate change.
The Paris climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed on Friday is important, but it's not enough.
My toddler likes "Blue Cookies" (they're fluorescent blue and likely have nothing remotely natural in them). And she prefers
In the first test of post-Paris climate mitigation, Parties to the Montreal Protocol made significant progress last week to eliminate warming from super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used primarily as refrigerants in air conditioners and other equipment. HFCs are one of the six main greenhouse gases.
Representatives from more than 150 countries took solid steps in Geneva last week towards a global deal to phase down the super heat-trapping pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
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.
The proposed label changes were up for public comment until the end of October, and the final decision will be out soon. If it passes, already motivated people will have a chance at making better-informed sugar choices.
For starters, neither is healthy.
At the close of a week's negotiations in Dubai, countries have made progress toward the oasis of an HFC phase-down amendment to the Montreal Protocol. If they keep driving their camels, there's hope they can reach the oasis in 2016.