Montreal Protocol Meeting of Parties and 25th anniversary seminar

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11/11/2012 - 16/11/2012

Among other agenda items, the Meeting of Parties discussed proposals, which the EU supports, to include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol in order to achieve a global phase-down of these gases. No consensus could be reached on establishing a formal contact group but an informal discussion group was set up.

On alternatives to ozone-depleting substances, a decision was adopted asking the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) to provide a report in 2013 describing all commercially available alternatives. This report will be a very useful element in the future discussions on HFCs.

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