Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy


Name of initiative Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy
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Secretariat Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, 2111 Wilson Blvd., 8th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, USA, P: +1 (703) 243-0344, e-mail:
Organisational structure The Alliance is an industry coalition that was organized in 1980 to address the issue of stratospheric ozone depletion. It is presently composed of about 100 manufacturers and businesses which rely on HCFCs, and HFCs. The Alliance represent more than 95 percent of US HFC production and a significant majority of the manufacturing and other user industries. The Alliance is lead by an Allance Board and the Alliance Staff.
Geographical coverage North America
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Type of lead organisation Business
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Alliance is a leading industry voice that coordinates industry participation in the development of International and U.S. government policies regarding ozone protection and climate change. The Alliance is now primarily concerned with developing an orderly transition away from the use of HCFCs and HFCs in a managed process which allows its members to move towards alternative substances while continuing to meet the public’s increasing demand for safe, efficient products such as refrigeration, heat pumps, fire safety systems and medical devices as living standards and societal needs increase across the world.
Objectives Its overarching goal has been to encourage responsible, reasonable, and cost-effective ozone protection and climate change policies to be determined at the international level and to oppose the development of a patchwork of different policies at the lower levels of government. In 2014, the Aliance made its pledge to support policies and actions with a goal to reduce global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
Activities Adapting to growing global concerns regarding the climate change impact of HFCs, the Alliance became involved in early negotiations that led to the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. The continuous engagement in Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC-related negotiations and policymaking related to HFCs has been important because HFCs are connected to both the transition away from ozone-depleting substances and the contribution to climate change. The alliance is also involved in the development of industry-led initiatives launched in 2014 to address the climate impact of equipment in the food cold chain as well as emissions from equipment servicing and end-of-life disposal. At today’s event, the Alliance announced a new Memorandum of Understanding with industry partners to develop and implement the first ever Reclaimed HFC Credit Bank. This program seeks to create a market mechanism to increase the use of reclaimed HFCs and is supportive of the Alliance’s 2014 petition for EPA to extend Section 608 of the Clean Air Act to HFCs. Alliance member companies pledged to commit billions of dollars in research and development and commercialization of new technologies, while also continuing to improve energy efficiency performance.
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Participants Number Names
Members 42  
Companies 42 AGC Chemicals Americas (USA),A-Gas Americas (USA),Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute (USA),Alliance for Polyurethanes Industry (USA),American Pacific (USA),Arkema (France),Auto Care Association (USA),Brooks Automation (USA),Cap & Seal LP (USA),Carrier (USA),Chemours (USA),Combs Gas (USA),Consolidated Refrigerant Solutions (USA),Daikin Apllied (USA),Danfoss (Denmark),Drinker Biddle and Reath (USA),Dynatemp International (USA),Emerson Climate Technologies (USA),E.V. Dunbar (USA),Falcon Safety Products (USA),Halon Alternatives Research Corporation - HARC (USA),Heating Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International - HARDI (USA),Honeywell (USA),Hudson Technologies (USA),Hussmann (USA),ICOR International (USA),Ingersoll-Rand (Ireland),International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium (USA),Johnson Controls (USA),Lennox International (USA),Metl-Span (USA),Mexichem Fluor (Mexico),Microcare (USA),Midwest Refrigerants (USA),Mitsubishi Electric (Japan),National Refrigerants (USA),Nortek (USA),Olin (USA),Rheem Manufacturing (USA),Yellow Jacket (USA),Spectrum Brands (USA).
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Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
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City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
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Last update: 27 August 2019 12:49:05

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