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This page provides links to case studies about non-HCFC alternatives for different applications. It is intended to help National Ozone Units access more technical details about commercially-available alternatives to replace or avoid HCFCs, which should be considered during the preparation of their countries' HCFC Phase out Management Plans (HPMPs).

This page is organized according to the same scheme as the corresponding Alternatives to HCFCs for new equipment and applications page. The source of the case study is indicated in parentheses after the title.

This page is a work in progress and UNEP welcomes the submission of additional case studies of commercially-available alternatives to HCFCs that should be considered for inclusion. Please inform the UNEP OzonAction programme, if you would like to suggest other case studies.


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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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