LONDON: The European Commission has announced that Italy and Malta could face legal action over their continued failure to implement the European Union F-gas Regulation, which controls emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases in Europe. On the recommendation of Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, the Commission is sending a ‘reasoned opinion’ to both countries, [...]
EIA Senior Campaigner Clare Perry was an invited panellist at last Thursday’s EurActiv Stakeholder Workshop F-gases: What role in climate change? She joined about 30 representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, businesses, industry federations and NGOs for the event in Brussels and took the opportunity to press EIA’s case for the phase-out of F-gases as [...]
What is the most environmentally destructive industry? After oil and gas, a strong contender has to be ‘Big Fluorine’, a collection of chemical companies that have profited, and continue to profit, from some of the most environmentally damaging technologies on the planet. From ozone destruction and climate change to toxic waste and dodgy carbon credits, [...]
A joint submission by EIA, European Environmental Bureau, Greenpeace European Unit and World Wide Fund for Nature of comments on the public consultation on reducing fluorinated gases (F-gases) under the European Union F-Gas Regulation.
As a campaigner working on climate change policy, it’s easy to get lost in a world of abstract figures. A few million tonnes of carbon here, a billion dollars there – it can all seem very academic and unreal. At the other extreme, there are those stories that bring you back to earth with a [...]