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North America Proposes Amendments to Control HFCs in Montreal Protocol

The United States, Canada, and Mexico recently submitted a proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol seeking a global freeze and phasedown of HFC production and consumption. The amendment has been submitted five years in a row, but has failed to gain the necessary traction for adoption. This year, the proposal contains several changes, including more recent data for establishment of the baseline, removal of HFOs from the proposal, and reducing the necessary steps to reach the ultimate phasedown for developed countries.

The amendment will be considered at the meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol beginning June 24 in Bangkok, and at the Meeting of the Parties in October. Contact: Dave Calabrese.