Uncertainty Prevails; Future of Paris Agreement and HFC’s Still Unknown within the Trump Administration.

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In an article written by WashingtonPost.com –
“Key officials will meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss whether President Trump should make good on his campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, or allow the United States to remain a party to the global pact — confronting head-on an issue that has divided the administration and raised concern in the international community.”
Read more on the internal deliberations taking place within the Trump Administration related to climate policy here => WashingtonPost.com

Alliance Letter to Secretary Tillerson

Please note that the attached letter, drafted in consultation with the Alliance board, was submitted to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, April 25.

This letter builds on the letter sent recently to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, which focused on EPA issues relevant to the Montreal Protocol.  The purpose of this letter is to introduce the Alliance’s current priorities to the Secretary of State, especially in the context of the ongoing federal budget discussions, and to highlight the State Department’s importance to the Montreal Protocol process.

Staff will follow up on both of these letters by discussing their content in further engagement with EPA, the State Department and Congress.

Click PDF icon below to read the actual letter to Secretary of State Tillerson.

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Guus Velders: One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2017

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Dr. Guus Velders was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2017.
His citation, whose author is listed as Leonardo DiCaprio, credits him for carrying out important research to build an understanding of climate change.
You can read the full citation here => Time.com

HFC Phase-Down: New Law In Australia

Please note that the Australian government has introduced legislation to phase down HFCs starting in 2018.

On March 30th 2017, legislation was introduced in the Australian Parliament to begin a domestic phase-down of HFC imports in line with the provisions of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

According to CoolingPost.com, “The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2017 will allow Australia to phase-down HFC imports starting in 2018 and reach an 85% reduction by 2036.”

Click here to read the actual bill =>  Federal Register of Legislation
Articles, regarding further details on the bill => CoolingPost.com and here: ClimateControlNews.com.au