Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment spurs HFC Controls

New HFC controls by Environment & CC Canada

The manufacture of new equipment with of high-GWP HFCs will be restricted based on the dates seen.

Important note: The Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) have been published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

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Without immediate action, annual HFC emissions in Canada are projected to increase from 9 Mt of CO2e emissions per year in 2014 to 19 Mt per year in 2030, underlining the significant contribution of HFCs to global warming. (see footnote 40)

Global action to reduce HFC emissions can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming due to the high Global Warming Potential of these chemicals.

Between 2018 and 2040, the Amendments are expected to result in cumulative GHG emission reductions from HFCs of 168 Mt CO2e.

This report summarizes and consolidates the feedback received during the four consultation sessions that took place across Canada.