Averting Climate Catastrophe

An EIA briefing to the 38th Resumed OEWG and the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol held from October 8-14, 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda.

We make the case that The Montreal Protocol, via agreement of a robust Kigali Amendment, has a golden opportunity and an obligation to contribute to global climate change commitments with concrete action to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and replace them with energy-efficient, climate-friendly alternatives.

It is also a chance to put in place mechanisms to fundamentally transform the global cooling and refrigeration sector, one of the most important industrial sectors for developing and developed economies alike which makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse emissions.