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HFC phase down talks to continue in November

DESPITE opposition from several developing countries including China, South Africa, India and Brazil, proposals to add a phase-down of HFC refrigerants to the Montreal Protocol will now be discussed at the next meeting in Uganda this November.
The latest Open-ended Working Group meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in Geneva last week heard reports from the UN's Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and considered two proposals, from Micronesia and from the US, Canada and Mexico, for amendments to the Montreal Protocol to control HFCs.

The US propose a stepped reduction in HFC usage to 15% of 2004/5 levels through to 2050. It also proposes strict limits on HFC23 emissions beginning in 2014.

Several countries, including China, South Africa, India and Brazil, maintained that HFCs are the mandate of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol and insisted that since HFCs are not ODS, they are outside the scope of the Montreal Protocol.

Some, including Kuwait, China and India, wanted to focus the Montreal Protocol efforts on ODS-related issues.

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...


New tool from RDM to measure refrigeration system efficiency

A new analytical software tool is now available that helps businesses select and manage the most efficient refrigeration systems for their premises to save energy and operating costs. Resource Data Management’s newly developed software – ...


Extending the application range of the SEC HD - Electric Expansion Valve Controller Heavy Duty Series

The SEC-HD is now compatible with variety of applications using CO2, hydrocarbon, and HFC refrigerants. Users can select from a range of pressure transducers tailored to their specific application and market requirements.
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