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 ..
News 17 Jul 2017
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 ..
News 7 Oct 2016
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 ..
News 19 Sep 2016
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 ..
News 25 Jul 2016
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 ..
News 18 Jul 2016
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 ..
News 11 Apr 2016
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 ..
News 5 May 2015
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 ..
News 12 Jan 2015
The ozone layer is likely to recover to benchmark 1980 levels by 2050 over much of the world, UN scientists said on Wednesday ..
News 11 Sep 2014
A small group of countries continue to oppose plans to tackle HFCs under the Montreal Protocol but some observers believe the debate has shifted ..
News 23 Jul 2014
Three more new ozone-depleting substances have been found in the atmosphere, leading scientists to call for the source to be investigated ..
News 4 Jun 2014
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 ..
News 28 May 2014
Levels of the four previously unrecorded ozone depleting substances are low but concentrations of one are increasing rapidly, scientists have found ..
News 10 Mar 2014
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 ..
News 8 Feb 2013