Full Steam Ahead: Charting the Path to a Future without HFCs

A briefing prepared for the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris, November 2014.

Parties to the Montreal Protocol stand poised to begin negotiations on the most immediate, cost-effective and tangible global measure to address climate change ever contemplated – the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

The choice is simple: countries can either delay action on HFCs until the stakes are unconscionably higher or they can take a seat at the negotiating table while there is still time.