CCAC: HFCs Initiative (success story)

Name of story CCAC: HFCs Initiative
Linked ICI page CCAC: Phasing Down Climate Potent HFCs / HFCs Initiative
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Full story text On October 15, 2016, the world reached an agreement to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is one of the most significant actions governments have ever taken to protect the climate. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse gases that have a global warming potential 1000’s of times that of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The Kigali Amendment represents a historic step in combatting climate change. Since 2012, Coalition partners which includes the private sector, have worked to support the HFC Amendment under the Montreal Protocol by promoting HFC alternative technologies through case studies and international conferences, supporting the development of HFC inventories and studies, conducting demonstration projects to validate climate-friendly alternatives and technologies, and building political support. Moreover, both state and non-state partners have invested huge efforts beyond the initiative projects to support the negotiations process. For example, the industry partners of the CCAC have co-financed technology and policy conferences on HFC alternatives since 2012, and have stressed over and over their support and readiness to phasedown high-GWP HFCs.

Short story text On October 15, 2016, the world reached an agreement to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is one of the most significant actions governments have ever taken to protect the climate. HFCs are highly potent greenhouse gases that have a global warming potential 1000’s of times that of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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