HCFC phase-out is moving forward
China launched in December 2011 the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP), a USD 270 million project for complete phase-out of use of HCFCs by January 2015.
- China launched in December 2011 the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP), a USD 270 million project for complete phase-out of use of HCFCs by January 2015. Currently, China is the largest worldwide producer, consumer and exporter of HCFCs: over 70% of global HCFC production and 50% of the total consumption of developing countries. Through this plan, 45 000 metric tonnes of HCFCs (around 17% of China’s overall HCFC use) will be eliminated. http://hqweb.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx
- During a workshop entitled “Alternatives to HCFCs in the foam and refrigeration sectors”, recently held in Beirut, Lebanon, officials from the region and experts debated the policy and technology to phase-out HCFCs. Upon successful completion, the first stage of the Lebanon HPMP will result in net sustainable reductions of a minimum 20 ODP tonnes of HCFC consumption by 2015, contributing to Lebanon’s compliance with the Montreal Protocol targets (10% reduction in consumption in 2015 vs 2009-2010 period). OzoNews, February 15, 2012
- Guinea and Zimbabwe became parties to the Montreal and Beijing Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. The Beijing Amendment limits trade of imports and exports in HCFCs and extends controls to the production of HCFCs. OzoNews, March 15, 2012