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    • Chemicals

    EU use of ozone-depleting chemicals continues to fall

    The consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals in Europe fell by 13% in 2016 compared to the previous year, the European Environment Agency said on Thursday ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU to review ozone depleting chemical controls

    The European Commission has begun an evaluation of the effectiveness of the EU law on substances that deplete the ozone layer, the ODS Regulation, which ..
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    • Climate,Pollution,Nature

    Companies commit to swapping HFCs for natural refrigerants

    Hundreds of companies have committed to installing only new equipment with natural or alternative refrigerants with low global warming potential as part of international efforts ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    EEA: Ozone-depleting chemicals ‘lowest in EU since 2006’

    The EU is gradually phasing down ozone-depleting substances such as hydrofluorocarbons, with consumption in 2015 hitting its lowest point for 10 years, according to the ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Developed countries propose cutting HFCs by 85% by 2036

    A group of developed countries, including the EU, the US and Australia, have proposed reducing their production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% by 2036 ..
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    • Pollution

    Talks on HFC phase-down overcome funding block

    Negotiators have overcome a major roadblock in the Montreal Protocol talks to agree the basic principles covering financial aid for developing countries to reduce their reliance ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    HFC phasedown talks stall over funding

    Divisions between EU and developing countries over how the latter should be supported as they reduce hydrofluorocarbons emerged during a recent preliminary meeting, ENDS has ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals

    EU tables global HFC phase down proposal

    The EU has proposed global action on HFCs under the Montreal Protocol beginning with a 2019 freeze on production and use in developing countries, and ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    Impacts of limiting ozone depletion not yet ‘detectable’

    Climate change will continue to influence levels of UV radiation as global action to limit ozone depletion has not yet translated into lower levels, research ..
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    • Climate

    Ozone recovery possible by 2050

    The ozone layer is likely to recover to benchmark 1980 levels by 2050 over much of the world, UN scientists said on Wednesday ..
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    • Climate

    Montreal meeting sees little progress on HFCs

    A small group of countries continue to oppose plans to tackle HFCs under the Montreal Protocol but some observers believe the debate has shifted ..
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    • Pollution

    More ozone-depleting substances found in air

    Three more new ozone-depleting substances have been found in the atmosphere, leading scientists to call for the source to be investigated ..
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    • Markets & Corporate

    UN awards highlight illegal ODS seizures

    At least 133 batches of illegally traded ozone-depleting substances were seized in Europe and Asia in the 18 months to April 2014, says the UN ..
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    • Pollution

    Mystery CFCs discovered in atmosphere

    Levels of the four previously unrecorded ozone depleting substances are low but concentrations of one are increasing rapidly, scientists have found ..
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    • Pollution

    France seeks HCFC derogation for nuclear clean-up

    France wants a temporary exemption from the forthcoming ban on HCFC gases in the EU so it can clean up the site of an ageing ..
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