During the International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2016 (Kobe Symposium) held from November 30 to December 1 in Kobe, Japan, JARN interviewed Dr. Stephen O. Andersen, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), to hear about today’s refrigerant trends, strategy, and future forecast.
JARN (J): I think we met about twelve years ago. Could you please explain your current profession?
Dr. Stephen O. Andersen (A): I retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and I joined the IGSD, which is a nongovernmental organization (NGO). For almost ten years, I have worked on the science, technology, and policy for the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).