In line with the Montreal Protocol, India has announced that its chemical industry, with immediate effect, must collect and destroy emissions of its most potent greenhouse gas, hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23). This is estimated to prevent nearly half a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over 15 years.
Parties to the Montreal Protocol have made significant progress on agreeing to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a series of back-to-back meetings in Vienna, raising expectations that a global agreement to address the super greenhouse gases can be adopted this year
In the early hours of the morning, the 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol ended with a clear agreement to address the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but stopped short of a legal amendment to the Protocol to phase down HFCs
After a five-day preparatory meeting in Paris, Parties to the Montreal Protocol failed to finalise a formal negotiation process for discussions on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but agreed to hold an additional meeting prior to the Dubai Meeting of the Parties, which takes place in early November