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  • Briefs: IBUKI

    In order to promote preventive measures against global warming on a worldwide scale, it is imperative to explore the behaviour of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite IBUKI (GOSAT) is a collaborative...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Briefs: NOAA Greenhouse Gas Index

    Researchers at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed what they call a "scientifically unambiguous" index, that they say will allow them to track changes in the gases that contribute the most to the warming...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • The Kyoto Protocol will enter into force February 16, 2005

    With Russia's official ratification of the Kyoto climate treaty on Thursday November 18, 2004, the Kyoto Protocol can, 7 years after its signature, enter in to force. The Russian permanent representative to the UN, Andrey Denisov, formally handed...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/25
  • GHG emissions in international marine shipping.

    GHG emissions from international shipping increased by 9.6% between 2012 and 2018, according to the Fourth Greenhouse Gas Study published in 2020 by the International Maritime Organization. HFC and HCFC...

    • Publication date : 2021/06/29
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Environment
  • IPCC/TEAP Special Report

    The Summary for Policy Makers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)/ Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Special Report "Safeguarding the ozone layer and the global climate system: issues related to hydrofluorocarbons...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: Reducing the TEWI by reducing channel size

    The TEWI (Total Equivalent Warming Impact) makes it possible to measure the total impact of a system on global warming. The direct effect is produced by refrigerant loss. The indirect effect is produced by the CO2 released when producing the...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • 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
  • A study ranks the investment of the European Union countries to implement the Paris Agreement

    An independent study states that only three countries in Europe push in the right direction to comply with the Paris climate agreement.

    • Publication date : 2017/04/03
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • US

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was passed as law on August 8, 2005 provides incentives for more efficient technologies, and notably "innovative technologies" that avoid greenhouse gases emissions. Research and development for...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: ozone hole

    The Earth's ozone hole is slowly mending: this is considered a big victory for environmental policy makers. But in a new report, scientists say there is a downside: its repair may contribute to global warming. As it happens, the hole led to the...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: WMO-UNEP

    The WMO-UNEP "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010" launched on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (September 16) highlights Montreal Protocol contributions toward reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. It...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • UNIDO project to help green Gambia’s refrigeration and air-conditioning sector

    The Gambia and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a demonstration project to reduce greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances in the country's refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.

    • Publication date : 2014/02/04
    • Subjects: General information, Environment
  • Germany: fluorinated greenhouse gas use takes another dive in 2013

    Use of HFCs, HCFCs and SF6 decreased by 7% in Germany in 2013, according to latest figures from the German government.

    • Publication date : 2015/02/03
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives, Figures, economy
  • Global greenhouse gas emissions show a slowdown in growth

    A report published by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency shows that the 2016 greenhouse gases emission increase was the slowest since the early 1990s.

    • Publication date : 2017/10/25
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives, Figures, economy
  • Magnetic cooling takes off

    - The principle of magnetic cooling is based on the magnetocaloric effect, which was discovered in 1881 by Warburg. Magnetocaloric materials heat up when they are positioned in a magnetic field and cool down to a lower temperature than their...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11