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2007 Montreal Adjustment on Production and Consumption of HCFCs

                

                                 1.  Comparison of old and new commitments                          

At their 19th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol(September 17-21 2007), the Parties  agreed to adjust their commitments related to the phase out of HCFCs.  What follows is a comparison of the past HCFC control commitments of non-Article 5 (developed country) Parties and Article 5 (developing country) Parties with those agreed at the 19th Meeting.

Non Article 5 Parties                                           Non Article 5 Committments
Existing Commitments                                        Under the 2007 Montreal Adjustment

Baseline:  2.8% of 1989 CFC levels plus                Unchanged 
                 100% of 1989 HCFC levels

Freeze in 1996                                                         Unchanged

35% reduction by 2004                                            Unchanged

65% reduction by 2010                                            75% reduction by 2010

90% reduction by 2015 (Consumption only)              90% reduction by 2015

99.5% reduction by 2020*                                        Unchanged

Phase out by 2030                                                     Unchanged 

* 0.5% is restricted to the servicing of refrigeration and airconditioning equipment existing during the period 2020-2030 and subject to review in 2015

Article 5 Parties                                                   Article 5 Commitments
Existing Commitments                                        Under the 2007 Montreal Adjustment

Baseline:  2015 levels                                              Average of 2009 and 2010 production
                                                                                    and consumption
Freeze by 2016                                                          Freeze by 2013

No obligation                                                           10% reduction by 2015

No obligation                                                           35% reduction by 2020

No obligation                                                           67.5% reduction by 2025

No obligation                                                           100% reduction by 2030*

*the annual average of 2.5% is restricted to the servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment existing  on 1 January 2030 for the period 2030-2040 and subject to review in 2015.

  1. Process for entry into force of the 2007 Montreal Protocol Adjustment

In accordance with the procedure laid down in paragraph 9 of Article 2 of the Montreal Protocol, the Depositary communicated the adjustments to all Parties on 14 November 2007. The adjustments shall enter into force and become binding to all Parties on the expiry of six months from the date of the communication by the Depositary. 

 

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