Refrigerants, specifically chlorofluourocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) were once majorly responsible in depleting the planet’s ozone layer. Their capacity to warm the atmosphere is one thousand to nine thousand times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
To address this crucial issue, last October, 197 members of the Montreal Protocol* decided to kigaliozonerefrigerantsSE4ALL Read More
The Montreal Protocol, which went into effect in 1989, is a rare instance of a global agreement to solve a global problem: the release of vast quantities of ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere. In the decades since, however, changes in ozone have been small and variable, making it hard to AntarcticCFCsmontreal protocolnasaozone Read More
In the modern world – where technology enables us to achieve more at a faster pace, and social media boasting makes it easy to feel inadequate at the achievements of others – 30 could be considered the new 40.
We no longer need to stare horrified at the first grey hair CFCsHFCskigalimontreal protocolozone Read More
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 2 degreesErik Solheimhydrofluorocarbonskigali amendmentmontreal protocolozoneParis Climate AgreementPaul KagameVincent Biruta Read More