Pathway to Adoption of a Global HFC Phase-Down in 2016

A report to the 37th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of Parties to the Montreal Protocol, from 4-8 April 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Phasing down and eventually phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is the most cost-effective, short-term and fast-action strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

We urge Parties to address the challenges identified in the mandate for a contact group on HFCs in a comprehensive way that will allow for the adoption of the most ambitious HFC amendment possible in 2016.

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