Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

Chemical Compliance: Montreal Protocol Addresses HFCs

Amendment to international treaty aims to reduce hydrofluorocarbon emissions

By Lynn L. Bergeson, regulatory editor
Nov 28, 2016

October 15, 2016, was a historic day for international climate action: nearly 200 countries reached an agreement to phase out use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) at the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda. This column summarizes this historic event and its implications.

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