India on Tuesday unveiled its roadmap for phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) by 2030 under the Montreal Protocol even as it sought the requisite technology and funds for it from the global community.

India will phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), used for refrigeration and air-conditioning, by 2030 in line with the Montreal Protocol, a treaty to protect the ozone layer.

The consumption of HCFCs has grown at an average annual rate of over 11.3 per cent in the past 15 years
ndia will phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the year 2030.
These chemicals are widely used in refrigeration and airconditioning systems and are major cause of global warming.

While unveiling country's roadmap to phase out the ozone depleting chemicals.

The most commonly-known f-gases are the early, so-called first generation F-gases: the CFCs that destroyed the ozone layer and were banned by the Montreal Protocol. However, in the race to save the ozone layer, the use of their second generation cousins was accelerated: HCFCs, now also banned under the Montreal Protocol.

Nepal has effectively implemented the Montreal Protocol 1987 by doing a remarkable work in the field of minimising the use of chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) -- the major green house gases responsible for the ozone layer depletion, praised experts on Wednesday.

Records with the gup of Lumang gewog in Trashigang show that 128 households from four of its villages have abandoned their homes for resettlement elsewhere in the country.

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) in his message to commemorate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Wednesday, has urged for implementation of agreed environmental goals, targets and objectives for protection of the "Earth's Protective Shield." "Without action on climate change, the world faces profound social, economic and environmental disruption," warned

India has been successful in phasing out ozone depleting substances (ODS) like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 17 months ahead of the targeted date, said Union Minister for Environment & Forests, Jairam Ramesh, while addressing a conference to observe International Ozone Day here today.

Pune In a bid to bring down the emission levels of Hydrochloroflurocatrbons (HCFC) in the city, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has shown its intent to initiate a meeting with the CEOs of the industries in Pune in March 2010. It will probably be the first time that an international agency like UNEP will be consulting the industry in the city on protection of environment.