WARSAW: Laughing gas is, indeed, no laughing matter.

Industrialised countries should phase out HFC says Sunita Narain, Director-General, CSE in this presentation at CSE Annual South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, 2013 held from September 18-19, 2013.

Speakers at a seminar on Monday stressed the need for developing a sense of urgency for stopping the use of ozone depleting substances to avert adverse impact on global climate.

Various events would be organized to mark World Ozone Preservation Day on Monday by the regional office of UP Pollution Control Board.

Regional officer Mohd Sikandar said that a symposium would be organised at Saras Hall of Vikas Bhawan on 'preservation of ozone layer'. It would be attended by students, teachers and other prominent persons.

This second edition of "Vital Ozone Graphics" includes details on the latest decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phase out of HCFCs and outlines the implications this has on the use of replacement chemicals.

Fast action under the Montreal Protocol can limit growth of HFCs, prevent up to 100 billion tonnes of CO2-eq emissions by 2050, and avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100.

The Environment Ministry required the support of Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to eliminate ozone depleting substances (ODS) in the atmosphere, Environment and Renewable Ener

A global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol will drive the development of super-efficient air conditioning and refrigeration that in turn reduces energy use and carbon dioxide pollution, according to representatives from the global air conditioning and refrigeration industry, meeting 30-31 June in Bangkok to show

This Climate Action Tracker update shows that current emissions and policies - and future emission trends - are likely to lead to higher 21st century emission levels than previously projected. This, in turn, implies a higher level of warming by 2100.

Montreal Protocol, the multilateral treaty to protect the ozone layer, has been a successful environmental agreement. But an impasse over restricting the use of extremely potent greenhouse gases marred the Protocol’s 25th anniversary celebrations on September 16, 2012.