This report addresses the mitigation of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) and its key role in air pollution reduction, climate protection and sustainable development. SLCFs are substances in the atmosphere that contribute to global warming and have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere.

HFCs could be responsible for emissions equivalent to 3.5 to 8.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide (Gt CO2eq) by 2050, according to this new UNEP report.

A huge hole that appeared in the Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic in 2011 was the largest recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, triggering worries the event could occur again and be e

Health officials are banning the only asthma inhaler sold over the counter in the United States starting from next year to prevent the use of products that harm the environment.

Proposed amendments to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol received support from a diverse group of developing and developed countries during the Thirty-first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on "Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer" (OEWG 31) held on 1-5 August 2011

The environment ministry has targeted to phase out Ozone depleting HCFC by 2030, according to the Hydro Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan.

The plan will be implemented in 2013 in harmony with the Montreal Protocol in which Sri Lanka is a member country.

London: Researchers in Australia have claimed that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is on the road to recovery, 22 years after the Montreal Protocol to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and related ozone-destroying chemicals came into force.

The team is the first to detect a recovery in baseline average springtime ozone levels in the region.

Shift in rainfall patterns across Southern Hemisphere The Antarctic ozone hole is about one-third to blame for Australia's recent series of droughts, say scientists. Writing in the journal Science, they conclude that the hole has shifted wind and rainfall patterns right across the Southern Hemisphere, even the tropics. Their climate models suggest the effect has been notably strong over Austr

This is the Presentation delivered by R Gopichandran, Environment and Climate Change Research Wing - Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute, at International Conference on 'Compliance and Liability in Climate Change Negotiations' organized by CSE on 1 March 2011 at New Delhi.

India and the US on Friday set up a joint task  force with the aim of reducing greenhouse emissions at a workshop on HydroFluoroCarbons (HFCs) attended by environment minister Jairam Ramesh and US deputy assistant secretary of state for environment Daniel A. Reifsnyder.