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.
End in Sight shows that with simple revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, currently under review, Europe could eliminate the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a family of potent greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
Background document on HFCs in advance of the European Commission’s Review of the F-Gas Regulation.The most cost-effective way to reduce the impact of F-gases on the global climate is a rapid phase-out of production and use of HFCs across all sectors
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.