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
Baseline: 2.8% of 1989 CFC levels plus Unchanged
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
Baseline: 2015 levels Average of 2009 and 2010 production
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.
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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