Friday, October 30, 2015


The 27th Meeting of Parties (MoP) to the Montreal Protocol will convene from November 1-5, 2015 to discuss pressing issues related to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Prior to the MoP, a resumed two-day Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) of the Parties is expected to conclude discussions on a mandate for a contact group to discuss the HFC amendment proposals.
In preparation for the meeting, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has produced the new briefing Solving the Global Climate Crisis: Taking the First Step with a Dubai Amendment on HFCs.
Our expert climate campaigners are available for interviews, comment and background briefings.

WHO:           Attending from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA):
·         Clare Perry – Climate Campaign Team Leader
·         Tim Grabiel – Senior Lawyer
·         Peter Grabiel – Senior Lawyer
·         Adela Putinelu – Climate Campaigner
WHEN:         October 29-30: Resumed OEWG meeting
November 1-5: Montreal Protocol Meeting of Parties
WHERE:         The Conrad Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates      
WHY:           The occasion is of utmost importance as Parties will discuss proposals to reduce the consumption and production of HFCs, super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air-conditioning. A global agreement under the Montreal Protocol to address HFCs could prevent the consumption of more than 100 billion tonnes of CO2e HFCs by 2050. This would achieve significant near-term climate change mitigation and potentially catalyse far-reaching action at the Paris Climate Conference. EIA is calling on Parties to agree an amendment at the 27th MoP in Dubai which mandates concrete, ambitious reductions in HFC production and consumption in developed countries and incentivises early action by developing countries to curtail HFC growth.
Follow the event live on Twitter via @EIAinvestigator

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