Conferences and workshops

Building capacity among industry stakeholders and policy-makers on HFC-alternative technologies, policies and standards
Ongoing
started:
2012

This workstream aims to build capacity amongst industry stakeholders and policy-makers on HFC alternative technologies, policies and standards, addressing specific sectors where HFCs are used. When these activities started in 2012, the CCAC was currently the only forum where these types of efforts on HFCs were taking place in a coordinated and strategic manner.

Challenges

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases used as alternatives to ozone-depleting substances (ODS) being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. Atmospheric observations show that the volume of HFCs in the atmosphere is increasing rapidly, about 10-15% per year.

Significant growth in HFC use is expected in developing countries because of population growth, rapid urbanization, electrification and changing consumer patterns. The increased use of refrigerants will also result in increased energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.  If no measures are taken, it is estimated that HFCs will amount to 9-19% of total CO2 emissions by 2050.

Since its creation in February 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (CCAC) actively worked with partners to promote HFC phasedown under the Montreal Protocol. In October 2016, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was adopted and Coalition continues to support the successful implementation of the Kigali Amendment by actively encouraging all its partner countries to ratify the Amendment.

Awareness-raising and capacity building remain necessary for sharing information and building the confidence of governments, the industry and other stakeholders that alternatives to HFCs are available.

Objectives

Through conferences and workshops, the HFC initiative aims to build capacity amongst industry stakeholders and policy-makers on HFC alternative technologies, policies and standards, addressing the sectors where HFCs are used.

    

What we're doing

Since 2012, the HFC Initiative has organized the following conferences and workshops:

    

Who's involved

Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.

Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.

Partners (5)

Activity contact

Denise Sioson,
Initiative Coordinator
Denise.Sioson [at] un.org

Initiatives

Pollutants (SLCP)

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