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EU progress towards the worldwide hydrofluorocarbon consumption phase-down under the Montreal Protocol

Figure Created 01 Dec 2021 Published 02 Dec 2021 Last modified 02 Dec 2021
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This graph shows the EU contribution to the global phase-down of HFCs under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which introduces limits to the consumption of HFCs, starting in 2019. HFC, hydrofluorocarbon; Mt, million tonnes. HFCs covered under the Montreal Protocol do not include HFC-161. A country’s baseline for the Montreal Protocol HFC phase-down is defined as the average HFC consumption during the period 2011-2013, plus 15 % of the HCFC baseline in 1989, all expressed in million tonnes (Mt) CO2 equivalent. As set out in the Montreal Protocol, the HCFC baseline also includes 2.8 % of 1989 chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) consumption. The geographical scope of presented HFC consumption data is the EU-28 except Croatia for the period 2007-2008 and the EU-28 for the period 2009-2019.

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The geographical scope of presented HFC consumption data is the EU-28 except Croatia for 2007-2008 and the EU-28 for 2009-2019.

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