Primer on Hydrofluorocarbons

Fast action under the Montreal Protocol can limit growth of HFCs, prevent 100 to 200 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100. The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report concludes that climate change is unequivocal, significantly caused by human activities, occurring faster and with impacts that are more severe than anticipated, and that urgent action is required to reduce climate pollutants. This Primer describes how the Montreal Protocol can be used to quickly reduce one category of climate pollutants, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), with further support from national and regional laws and institutions.

See also:

Bipartisan team to introduce Super Pollutants Act to cut HFCs, black carbon, methane

Primer on short-lived climate pollutants

Super Pollutants Bill of 2014

Super Pollutants Act of 2014