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HCFC phase out schedule

The schedule for Article 5 (developing) country phase-out for production and consumption of HCFCs

Schedule   Year
Bas eline   Average of 2009 and 2010
Freeze   2013
90% (reduction of 10%)   2015
65% (reduction of 35%)   2020
32.5% (reduction of 67.5%)   2025
Annual average of 2.5%   2030 to 2040
0% (reduction of 100 %)   2040

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The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards the reduction of direct and indirect releases or emissions of ozone depleting substances (HCFCs) and greenhouse gases (HCFCs and HFCs) both through promotion of zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP) alternatives as well as promotion of best practices and better engineered and energy efficient technology.

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Infos on HFCs

HFCs are fluorocarbons, used as replacements to HCFCs. Their emissions are controlled under the Kyoto Protocol. HFCs are GHGs but do not deplete the ozone layer

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OzonAction is part of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of UNEP, one of the implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol.

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