Nov 17, 2016
Central Asian and Caucasus countries have an opportunity to leapfrog from HCFCs to climate friendly solutions, according to government representatives responsible for implementing their Montreal Protocol commitments gathered in Chi?in?u, Moldova on 8-10 November.
The thematic meeting on implementing HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs) - also attended by HVAC&R industry representatives - took account of survey findings in discussing the transition towards climate-friendly alternatives to HCFCs.
Inga Podoroghin, State Secretary in Moldova’s Environment Ministry, opened the meeting by hailing the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. She argued that the Amendment could prevent 0.5 degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century, representing a major contribution to achieving the goals of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.