Le Canada expose un projet de réduction progessive des HFC.

Le gouvernement canadien a publié en novembre 2016 une proposition de réduction progressive de la production et de l'importation des HFC.
Shortly after the Kigali global agreement to phase down HFCs, the Canadian government has published on November 26, 2016 a proposal to phase-down its production and imports of these greenhouse gases (GHGs). The proposed amendments to existing legislation on Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations would control HFCs through the phase-down of consumption of bulk HFCs complemented by controls on specific products containing or designed to contain HFCs, including refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, foams and aerosols.
They call for a 10% reduction by 2019. Reductions would step up rather steeply in the ensuing years: 35% by 2024, 70% by 2030 and ultimately 85% by 2036 (in CO2 equivalent) in line with the Kigali agreement.
Between 2018 and 2040, the proposed amendments are expected to result in cumulative GHG emission reductions from HFCs of 176 Mt CO2e. Based on the social cost of carbon, the benefits of these GHG reductions are valued at about USD 6.2 billion.
After industry stakeholders and ordinary citizens have provided input to the Canadian Ministry of the Environment, another document will be published before entering into force six months later.

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