The global reduction of climate-impacting fluorocarbons (HFCs) has been agreed: the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, including all the 197 countries of the United Nations, agreed on a gradual reduction in the production and consumption of HFCs in Kigali / Rwanda last weekend. The Montreal Protocol for the protection of the ozone layer thus becomes an effective climate agreement.
A variety of environmentally friendly alternatives to ODS and F-gases is available for different applications to avoid the use and emission these substances.
In refrigeration and air conditioning, HCFCs (especially R22) and HFCs are today still highly relevant, but they could be replaced by environmentally friendly alternatives in most cases.
The term “F-gases” relates to fluorinated greenhouse gases including HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorocarbons), SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) and NF3(nitrogen trifluoride).
A Study by Greenpeace and Oeko-Recherche presented at a Side-Event of the MOP 29 in Montreal, November 2017.
Presentation at the UNEP Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable 2015 at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China as part of the China Refrigeration Expo 2015.
Presentation at the 36th Open-ended Working Group under the Montreal Protocol at UNESCO in Paris at a side event organized by Shecco.
Dieses Vorhaben hat die Arbeit des Umweltbundesamtes während des Überarbeitungsprozesses der EU F-gas Verordnung unterstützt.