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List: Greenhouse Gases (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Description
In 1988, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The panel's tasks are to assess the available scientific information on climate change and the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of climate change and to formulate response strategies. In 1990, the IPCC released a report that outlines the contribution of individual greenhouse gases to the greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse gases identified by the IPCC are both natural and anthropogenic substances that have been recognized by the international scientific community as having the potential to bring about climate change.

Under the Kyoto Protocol adopted in December 1997, industrialised countries and those in transition to a market economy have agreed to limit or reduce their emissions of these greenhouse gases. The Protocol sets quantified emission limitations and reduction obligations with respect to a basket of six gases. Annex A of the Kyoto Protocol lists six greenhouse gases or gas categories: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulphur hexafluoride.

Reference
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World Meteorological Organization/United Nations Environment Programme. Climate Change: The IPCC Scientific Assessment. Ed. by Houghton, J.T., G.J. Jenkins and J.J. Ephraumn. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 1990.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis.
http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/index.htm

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
http://www.ipcc.ch/

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.html

 
List of Chemicals
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Chemical Name CAS Registry Number (or EDF Substance ID)
BROMOTRIFLUOROMETHANE75-63-8
CARBON DIOXIDE124-38-9
CARBON MONOXIDE630-08-0
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE56-23-5
2-CHLORO-1,1,1,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE2837-89-0
1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE75-68-3
CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE75-45-6
1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE1717-00-6
DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE75-71-8
DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE (CFC-114)76-14-2
1, 1-DIFLUOROETHANE75-37-6
ETHANE, PENTAFLUORO- (8CI)(9CI)354-33-6
FREON 11376-13-1
METHANE74-82-8
MONOCHLOROPENTAFLUOROETHANE76-15-3
NITROUS OXIDE10024-97-2
1,1,1,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE811-97-2
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE71-55-6
TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE75-69-4
1,1,1-TRIFLUORO-2,2-DICHLOROETHANE306-83-2
1,1,1-TRIFLUOROETHANE420-46-2

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