Solving Climate Change: Towards a global deal on HFCs in 2015

A briefing prepared for the Geneva Climate Change Conference in February 2015.

As the international community heads towards a landmark climate change agreement in Paris, 2015 must also mark the year Parties to the Montreal Protocol launch formal negotiations on one of the largest, fastest and most cost-effective global mitigation measures to address short-term climate change available – the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

With production and consumption of HFCs rapidly increasing, the hard-earned climate benefits of eliminating high-GWP ozone-depleting substances (ODS) under the Montreal Protocol are being wiped out.