High Stakes: Implementing and strengthening climate and ozone commitments under the Montreal Protocol

A briefing to the 41st Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, July 2019, Bangkok.

With the discovery of  illegal production and use of CFC-11 last year and the Kigali Amendment coming into force at the beginning of 2019, we urge the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to take a very serious look at the current monitoring, reporting and verification requirements and procedures of the Montreal Protocol and initiate a comprehensive fitness check.

We further urge Parties to address the time limited opportunity of managing and destroying ODS and HFC banks, explore ambitious fast-action scenarios for capturing additional climate mitigation, and examine all unintentional by-products of new refrigerants. Our report reiterates the importance of updating safety standards and advancing work on energy efficiency in the cooling sector.