China is the single most important factor in determining climate benefits with the phasing out of heat-trapping organic compounds -- hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- and replacing them with climate-fri

Negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the climate-damaging refrigerant HFCs entered a critical stage on Wednesday as nearly 40 ministers, including India's environment minister

New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released this analysis at Montreal Protocol meet in Kigali to support India’s proposal as general consensus seems to be emerging within the A5 parties (developing nations) to have a dual baseline for climate damaging gas Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

India on Tuesday played a crucial role in the ongoing negotiations on the Montreal Protocol by favouring two baseline years for bringing down the consumption of HFC by the developing countries — pr

Cost of transition for India could go up to $38.1 bn

Almost everyone believes the conference beginning today will reach a deal on HFCs. That will leave only one more loophole to plug — international shipping.

India had earlier proposed baseline for developing countries as average consumption of HFCs in year 2028, 2029 and 2030 and Freeze year of 2031.

Ahead of a crucial meet in Rwanda on phase down of harmful greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), US Ambassador to India Richard Verma met Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today to discuss

Patents and other intellectual property such as know-how are a complex issue for policy makers and civil society experts, especially considering the large number of patents involved and the sensitivity and confidentiality around licensing agreements. This paper does not attempt to offer a solution to the patent debate.

India’s policy push towards widely limiting hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) release would depend significantly on funding provided by developed nations, an environment ministry official said on Tuesday.