International Policy
Developments Related to
Alternative Refrigerants
Jim Curlin
United Nations Environment Programme
Divi...
Montreal Protocol on target
2012 Millennium Development Goals Report, pg 48 © United Nations
HCFC phase out schedules
HCFC trends
Ozone Secretariat Article 7 data as of 5 June 2013 © UNEP 2013
Global action on refrigerants
Refrigerant revolution
HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting the Climate and Ozone Layer: A UNEP Synthesis Report, pg © UNEP...
Cooling needs are increasing
A throng of shoppers in Myungdong, downtown Seoul © UN Photo/Kibae Park | Air conditioners © ...
HFC growth scenarios
HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting the Climate and Ozone Layer: A UNEP Synthesis Report, pg 10 © UNE...
HFC policy timeline
Proposed amendments to Montreal Protocol to control HFCs (continues through
2014)
US-China HFC agreeme...
Clever cooling vs. global warming
Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global initiative of companies taking action to
combat cli...
• CCAC is a Voluntary, Partner-led Coalition of 80 Partners as of Feb-2014 (36
States, IGOs, NGOs & private sector)
– Scie...
Decision XXV/5
Montreal Protocol Parties requested the
Technology & Economic Assessment Panel to:
•Prepare a report on alt...
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  • What is the CCAC?
    The CCAC is a voluntary, non-legally binding partnership.
    CCAC aims at bringing together many diverse, experienced, and influential players around the world to leverage high-level engagement and political will to catalyze concrete and substantial action to accelerate efforts to reduce SLCPs.
    The CCAC is a voluntary, non-legally binding partnership.
    10 fold increase in Partnership since its launch.
    It is important to note that the Coalition is as much about climate as it is about health and agricultural productivity and ecosystem protection.
    Indeed, one key aspect of the Coalition is that it is looking at supporting and bringing together existing efforts. Not trying to reinvent the wheel, rather looking at what is there, what is missing and how can we help to scale up and accelerate existing efforts and catalyse new action.
    Another key aspect is the fact that all Partners in the Coalition recognize that its work is complementary to global efforts to reduce CO2 in particular under UNFCCC. Rapid implementation of SLCP mitigation measures together with measures to reduce CO2 emissions, would greatly improve the chances of keeping the Earth’s temperature increase to less than 2°C relative to pre-industrial levels in the near term.
    However, SLCP mitigation does not “buy us” any time to start making the deep cuts in CO2 emissions which are urgently needed to limit increase in global temperatures and protect the climate system in the long run.
  • UNEP - Curlin - international policy developments related to alternative refrigerants

    1. 1. International Policy Developments Related to Alternative Refrigerants Jim Curlin United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry & Economics OzonAction Branch Paris, France Jim.curlin@unep.org
    2. 2. Montreal Protocol on target 2012 Millennium Development Goals Report, pg 48 © United Nations
    3. 3. HCFC phase out schedules
    4. 4. HCFC trends Ozone Secretariat Article 7 data as of 5 June 2013 © UNEP 2013
    5. 5. Global action on refrigerants
    6. 6. Refrigerant revolution HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting the Climate and Ozone Layer: A UNEP Synthesis Report, pg © UNEP 2011
    7. 7. Cooling needs are increasing A throng of shoppers in Myungdong, downtown Seoul © UN Photo/Kibae Park | Air conditioners © Shutterstock =
    8. 8. HFC growth scenarios HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting the Climate and Ozone Layer: A UNEP Synthesis Report, pg 10 © UNEP 2011
    9. 9. HFC policy timeline Proposed amendments to Montreal Protocol to control HFCs (continues through 2014) US-China HFC agreement Rio+20 Conference HFC statement EU F-gas regulations Climate and Clean Air Coalition established Refrigerants , Naturally! established UNEP HFC Synthesis Report Consumer Goods Forum HFC statement Montreal Protocol HCFC decision XIX/6 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Strengthened EU F-gas regulations EC proposal to consider HFCs under UNFCCC 2013 US Secretary of State discuses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol with India 2014 European Parliament approves draft HFC rules
    10. 10. Clever cooling vs. global warming Refrigerants, Naturally! is a global initiative of companies taking action to combat climate change by replacing fluorinated gases in refrigeration equipment with climate friendly natural refrigerants. Replacing F-gases only with natural refrigerants, including ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons, particularly in point-of-sale refrigeration equipment Member companies have collectively placed on the market more than 2.5 million HFC-free refrigeration units and avoided more than 1 million tonnes of emissions in CO2-eq
    11. 11. • CCAC is a Voluntary, Partner-led Coalition of 80 Partners as of Feb-2014 (36 States, IGOs, NGOs & private sector) – Science driven, action-oriented – Building on & bringing together existing efforts – Complementary to global efforts to reduce CO2 in particular under UNFCCC • Leverage high-level engagement & political will, & catalyze action to address Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) as a global & collective challenge to protect the environment & public health, promote food & energy security, & address near term climate change • Main SLCPs: black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone & some HFCs • Promoting HFC Alternative Technology & Standards – Long term goal: Stimulate global phasedown of HFCs – HFC inventories underway in Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Mexico – Sponsored two 400-participant conferences on HFC alternatives – Case studies for commercial refrigeration technologies
    12. 12. Decision XXV/5 Montreal Protocol Parties requested the Technology & Economic Assessment Panel to: •Prepare a report on alternatives to ODS in various sectors, for developing and developed countries •Estimate current and future demand for alternatives •Assess the economic costs and implications, and environmental benefits of various scenarios of avoiding high-GWP alternatives to ODS •Convene HFC Management Workshop (11-12 July, Paris) back to back with 34th Open-ended Working Group

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