Building a Strong Foundation for Continued Success: The Montreal Protocol in its 30th year

A briefing to the 39th Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, July 2017, Bangkok.

With the Kigali Amendment signed and ratification under way, we urge the provision of sufficient funding for the ongoing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out as well as activities to enable the pending hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down and obligations on HFC-23 by-product emissions.

We further urge Parties to adopt cost guidelines that will create a sustainable financial framework for the transition to energy-efficient, low- and zero-global warming potential technologies.