Ending the Reign of Fluorocarbons, Answering the Call on Climate

A report to the 32nd meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

The time for action on hydrofluorocarbons (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”.

In the true spirit of multilateralism that this body has done so much to define, it is time to translate support for an HFC phase-out into the concrete action that has become the hallmark of the Montreal Protocol.