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  • Climate change: CERN is to investigate the climate

    Besides the Large Hadron Collider project (see "Technology"), CERN is at the forefront of a wide range of other projects including one designed to investigate the influence of galactic cosmic rays on the Earth's clouds and climate: for the first...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Refrigerant news: Hillary Clinton announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on February 16, 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

    • Publication date : 2012/07/09
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show

    The Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show*, the first showcase of technological alternatives to ozone-depleting substance (ODS) in South East Asia, took place in the Maldives on May 8-12, 2011. Alongside, also took place an Industry Roundtable on...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/08
  • Ozone-climate interactions

    Ozone affects climate, and climate affects ozone. According to NASA's Observatory Earth, well before the expected stratospheric ozone layer recovery date of 2050, ozone's effects on climate may become the main driver of ozone loss in the...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Indoor climate: benefits

    A study led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), tends to show that improved indoor climate also improves school results. According to the ICIEE (International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy), three experiments in which...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • 2004 Climate Protection Award

    Since 1998, the Climate Protection Award is awarded by the US Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of achievements in protecting the Earth's climate. On April 13, 2004, this award was presented to 12 international individuals and...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • The French Climate Plan

    This summer, the French Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development presented the Climate Plan: the government's action plan to address, by 2010, the major challenge of climate change. It involves measures encompassing all sectors of...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Climate control for your desk

    We are used to taking command of our personal climate in planes and cars by using simple controls. Why not in buildings too? A study of the effect of installing individual air-conditioning vents at office desks, and putting controls at each...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Climate change issues: G8 statement

    The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations (G8) met with 5 major emerging countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa) early June in Heiligendamm and published a statement demonstrating a far greater will to address climate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Climate change: moving slowly but surely

    During the International meeting on the Montreal Protocol that took place in Geneva in June 2010 (see Newsletter No. 43, July 2010), proposals to phase down HFCs using the tools of the Montreal Protocol were discussed again. They were presented...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • UN Climate Change Conference in Bali

    - The 13th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, which was also the 3rd meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, took place in Bali, Indonesia, on December 3-14, 2007. More than 10 000 persons attended this event which...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Climate change issues: IPCC Report 2007

    The IPCC 4th Assessment Report Climate Change 2007, which was released in May 2007, provides very valuable figures on greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions, including those of fluorinated gases (CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs) used in refrigeration. - In 2004, the...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Climate change: The cost of global warming

    The Stern Review is the most comprehensive study ever performed on the economics of climate change. According to the report commissioned by the UK Chancellor, pre-industrial level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere was 280 ppm CO2 equivalents...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Climate control in the Gibraltar tunnel project

    A project for a tunnel linking Punta Paloma in Spain and Malabata Point in Morocco and currently in preparatory phase raises some interesting and crucial climate control issues. Governments of both nations appointed the Swiss engineer Giovanni...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Briefs: IPCC/TEAP Special Report on Ozone and Climate

    The 8th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 14th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol invited the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Technology and...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of HFC refrigerants

    Using the latest updated data from UNEP’s RTOC 2022 report, we have compiled the 100-year GWP and 20-year GWP values of hydrofluorocarbon-based (HFC) refrigerants. Our table includes...

    • Last update : 2023/09/15
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : HFCs
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG