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  • Bangladesh: phase-out of CFCs in motion

    The national ODS Phase-out Plan (NPP) received a boost in April 2005 in Bangladesh following the procurement of 9000 kits by the government in the launch of a programme by the Department of Environment (DoE) to convert refrigerators running on...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • Jordan phases out CFCs one year ahead of schedule

    Jordan’s national programme for phasing out the use of CFCs, which aimed at disposing 1500 tonnes of these refrigerants was achieved one year ahead of schedule.

    • Publication date : 2012/08/21
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Pakistan confiscates illegal HCFCs

    The Pakistan government ordered the confiscation of illegally imported HCFCs, denying import quotas to seven companies this year.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/28
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Briefs: phase-out of HCFCs

    The December 31, 2009 deadline for the phase-out of HCFCs is expected to generate important problems in many countries: - In the US, no HCFC-22 can be produced or imported for use in refrigerating equipment manufactured after December 31, 2009....

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • China: what refrigerant to replace HCFCs?

    In December 2011, the China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA) issued China’s first industry technology roadmap. For the refrigeration industry, the roadmap aims to increase energy efficiency by 20% by 2015, and by 2020 by another...

    • Publication date : 2012/04/12
  • China and Vietnam get funding support to phase out HCFCs

    The World Bank recently approved a grant of USD 73 million from the Multilateral Fund to China to support its efforts to phase out HCFC consumption and production.

    • Publication date : 2013/01/17
  • Do aliens use CFCs?

    What if the search for extra-terrestrial life took a new turn? A grant recently awarded to a team of scientists will finance research for "technosignatures", which would include CFCs.

    • Publication date : 2020/06/29
  • Alternatives to HCFCs/HFCs in warm developing countries

    Öko-Recherche considers that “in developing countries, approx. 90% of HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs can be replaced by substances with low or moderate GWP.

    • Publication date : 2015/02/20
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Recent trends in global emissions of HCFCs and HFCs

    Global-scale atmospheric measurements were used by S.A. Montzka et al. to investigate the effectiveness of recent adjustments to production and consumption controls on HCFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/27
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives, Regulation
  • China: a direct leap from HCFCs to natural refrigerants?

    Released for public consultation in June 2015 by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, the First Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for HCFCs lists 12 substitutes for HCFC refrigerants, foaming agents and detergents, ten of which are...

    • Publication date : 2015/11/11
  • Morocco gets involved in the fight against HCFCs

    In early June 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Commerce and New Technologies and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held a workshop to launch a National Plan governing HCFC phase-out in Morocco. The plan...

    • Publication date : 2012/08/23
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Focus on the consumption of HCFCs in developing countries

    Overview of the HCFC consumption in 19 Article 5 countries under the Montreal Protocol (2013-2016).

    • Publication date : 2017/11/21
    • Subjects: Regulation, Developing country
  • Regulations and use of HFCs in the USA

    Under section 608 of the Clean Air Act, it has been illegal since November 15, 1995, to knowingly vent substitutes for CFC and HCFC refrigerants during the maintenance, service, repair and disposal of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment....

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • HFCs: towards a phase-down schedule?

    The HFC issue, i.e. the replacement of CFCs and HCFCs covered by the Montreal Protocol, by HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases covered by the Vienna Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, is moving fast. A seminar held in Switzerland in July,...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Scientists recommend modifying the Montreal Protocol so that it covers the use of HFCs.

    In a new paper published in Science, G. Velders et al. estimate that climate benefits resulting from the Montreal Protocol – which regulates ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFCs – will soon be counterbalanced by HFC emissions, which are currently...

    • Publication date : 2012/07/16
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • International events: HCFCs

    A national conference on HCFCs took place in Algiers, Algeria, on March 18, 2008, organized by Mr Ahmed Chikouche, Delegate of Algeria to the IIR, in order to raise the awareness of decision-makers and to discuss HCFC replacement solutions in...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Discover what’s new on HFCs

    The IIR expands its information services in HFCs

    • Publication date : 2015/11/11
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • New in the Encyclopedia: updated GWP values for HFCs

    Find all the GWP values over 100 years and 20 years for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

    • Publication date : 2023/09/22
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Small steps towards a giant leap! Parties to the Montreal Protocol continue discussions on HFCs

    Last week saw another step towards a global agreement on the phase down of ozone depleting substances, the event started with a buzz around the new amendment proposals to the Montreal Protocol.

    • Publication date : 2015/04/29
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • International events: European Central Asia

    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Tirana, Albania. It was focused on the phase-out of CFCs in Metered-Dose Inhalants (MDIs) and the replacement of HCFCs in foams and...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Focus by Didier Coulomb

    As we announced in the latest issue of the Newsletter, this special issue on the environment was prepared jointly with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2007 is a very important year for the future of the global environment and the...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • The IIR at COP-11/MOP-1 in Montreal

    The IIR, as an intergovernmental organization, participated in this "historic" event which gathered 10 000 people for the largest United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ever held. The conference held...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Editorial by Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet

    The refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry is remarkable for its contribution to sustainable development and indeed to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Preservation of perishable food and medicines has resulted in...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Gustav Lorentzen conference 2022

    After two years of pandemic during which the conferences were either cancelled or held online, the IIR had the pleasure of organising a conference on site, in Norway. It was attended by 332 participants. The...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
  • International events: Brussels

    The IIR co-sponsored conference, Atmosphere 2009 took place in Brussels, Belgium, on October 19-20, 2009. It focused on general policy on replacing high global warming refrigerants (HCFCs, HFCs) by natural refrigerants (political, financial,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • International events:

    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. For the first time, national associations of refrigeration and AREA were invited. Didier Coulomb attended the...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • International events: ECSLA

    The General Assembly of ECSLA (European Cold Store and Logistics Association) took place on June 17, 2008 and enabled a debate with the European Commission on the phase-out of HCFCs, which could be implemented earlier than previously decided, to...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the IIR, during COP 21

    Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) during the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris (November...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/29
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment
  • International events

    - Montreal: MOP 19 The United Nations Conference on the ozone layer was held in Montreal, September 17-21, 2007. The 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol was celebrated on a special day (September 16, 2007) and throughout the week. All...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Now available: IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference Papers 2022

    Download one or all of the 170 technical papers from the 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants!

    • Publication date : 2023/05/02
    • Subjects: General information