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Hfc Agreement

by on Sep.22, 2021, under Uncategorized

Congratulations on the breakthrough in Kigali on #HFCs! We agree on #HFCphasedown t.co/HmCBpA23F5 #MontrealProtocol #MOP28 pic.twitter.com/3ZVY9fw7DH In this context, we must consider the importance of the agreement reached in Kigali. More than 190 countries decided on Saturday, after a week-long meeting in the picturesque Rwandan capital, to end the use of HFCs, in short for hydrofluorocarbons, over the next 30 years. This single intervention, relatively simple and painless, has the potential to avoid an increase in global temperatures of about 0.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. No other intervention comes close, even approximately, to the yields offered, the simple implementation or the impact on costs. The release of HFC is not only the lowest fruit for climate protection, but also the most rewarding. The agreement is expected to reduce global warming to 0.4°C by 2100, which will contribute significantly to the Paris Agreement`s goal of limiting temperature rise to well below 2°C. While the Paris commitments are diverse, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world leaders. In contrast, the Kigali agreement contains specific targets and timelines to replace HFCs with more environmentally friendly alternatives, trade sanctions to punish mockers, and an agreement between rich countries to finance poor countries` transition to more expensive substitutes. Senior officials from the chemical industry were in Kigali to insist on the agreement. “Our industry is working hard to explore HFC alternatives,” said Stephen Yurek, executive director of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, an advocacy group.

“It`s as important to do this right as a deal.” Representatives of Australia and most of the other 196 countries party to the Montreal Protocol reached a comprehensive agreement to reduce emissions of partially fluorinated hydrocarbons (HFCs) at their meeting on 10-14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. . . .


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