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 Algeria, following the latest decisions of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in September 2007. Phase-out of HCFCs will have to start soon in developing countries and awareness of this issue is needed.