Author: Vaibhav Chaturvedi

Hurdles remain for global clampdown on hazardous refrigerants

India’s stand on restricting the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a potent greenhouse gas, at the recent Vienna meeting highlights its concerns on consumption growth and availability of low-cost replacement technologies

After the euphoria of the Paris climate negotiations last year, a significantly important set of negotiations are underway, which will shape…Read More

India’s HFC phase-out proposal: what does it mean for the climate

India has proposed an amendment to the Montreal Protocol, to freeze developing countries’ HFC emissions by 2030-31 and then start phasing down. The authors find that this will be a major contributor to reducing India’s greenhouse gas emissions before 2050, but the really large emission mitigation from this source will happen only in the second half of the century

The Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) under the Montreal Protocol, agreed to by…Read more