While summer might seem like a long way off right now, there’s no time like the present to become more energy efficient.
Jan 09, 2017
Now that it’s 2017, the 197 member countries of the Montreal Protocol are looking ahead to action that must be taken to fulfill their commitments.
The international treaty is designed to protect the environment by phasing out ozone-depleting substances like hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), as well as high-global-warming-potential (high-GWP) substances such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
In the Middle East, these commitments are especially relevant. After a record-setting summer of extreme heat, the Protocol commitments align with changes that are designed to keep the region’s temperatures moderate and increase energy efficiency.