30 MAR 2017
: The Australian government has introduced legislation to phase down HFCs starting in 2018.
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2017 will allow Australia to phase-down HFC imports starting in 2018 and reach an 85 per cent reduction by 2036. The bill will enable Australia to meet and exceed its commitment to the Kigali agreement to start a global phase-down of these potent gases under the Montreal Protocol.
In addition to supporting a domestic HFC phase down from 1 January 2018, the Bill will streamline licensing, reporting and administration of existing legislation, significantly cutting red-tape.