The time for action on HFCs has arrived. The Montreal Protocol is the only international body with the experience and expertise to initiate and effectively achieve a timely “HFC phase-down”. It is time to translate support for an HFC phase-out into concrete action that has become the hallmark of the Montreal Protocol
A report examining the prospects and viability of an early phase-out of fluorinated greenhouse gases. As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), this report shows HFCs can be banned in new cooling equipment in the EU by 2020
A report to the 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, from 21-25 November 2011 in Bali, Indonesia. The time has come for every international body and agency to take strong and immediate action to limit greenhouse gas emissions and halt climate change.
Illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) arose as an unintended consequence of the phase-out of these materials and as illegal trade in ODS soared in the mid-1990s the Montreal Protocol, somewhat belatedly, responded through the creation of national import/export licensing systems.
A report to the 31st meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of parties to the Montreal Protocol. We urge Parties to resolve and reach agreement on funding and other issues to ensure we implement the final phase-out of ozone-depleting substances without further phasing in harmful HFCs
A report examining three options to be considered by a Montreal Protocol meeting, each of which would produce greater emission reductions than those resulting from the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol or any near-term options being considered in the climate talks