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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
  • 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
  • Latest figures on HFC impact on climate change

    EU reports that hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) have decreased for the fourth consecutive year since 2014. On a global scale, the impact of HFCs on climate...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Environment
  • How climate change will alter European electricity consumption

    Summary of a German study showing how electricity consumption in Europe will fluctuate in the event of unmitigated climate change.

    • Publication date : 2017/12/21
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • In brief: IPCC Special Report on Climate change and land

    The new IPCC Special Report on “Climate change and land” focuses on the impact of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems and on the role of ecosystems in climate change, and mitigation and adaptation solutions.

    • Publication date : 2019/08/29
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • Australian government urged to action on HFCs and climate change

    In August 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s cabinet announced plans to phase-down HFCs by 85% by 2036 and greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030.

    • Publication date : 2015/11/03
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Impact of climate change on energy demand across New York City

    In a recent study, a team of researchers established a projection of the building cooling electric demand at the end of the century, at the scale of New York City.

    • Publication date : 2018/11/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, General information
  • COP 27 at Sharm Al Sheikh

    The IIR at the COP 27: side event was organised by the IIR with the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). Didier Coulomb gave a statement at the high-level session.

    • Publication date : 2022/12/12
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Access to air conditioning saved over 190,000 lives in 2019

    In the 2022 report for the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, the authors estimated the number of heat-related deaths averted thanks to air conditioning, especially among...

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, General information
  • Latest IPCC report predicts an increased risk of heatwaves

    The IPCC report published in February 2022 highlights several risks posed by rising temperatures, such as increased heat waves and greater energy demand for space...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/31
    • Subjects: Environment
  • IPCC forecasts boom for residential air conditioning

    IPCC estimates that energy demand for residential air conditioning in summer is projected to increase over 13-fold between 2000 and 2050 and over 30-fold by 2100, under its reference climate change scenario.

    • Publication date : 2014/11/18
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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…)
  • 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…)
  • 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
  • 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