The latest September MOP (Meeting of the Parties) of the Montreal Protocol has decided Adjustments to the Protocol which should accelerate the freeze year and the phase-out of HCFCs in developed and developing countries.
Note that these Adjustments would not affect significantly EU countries, as Regulation 2037/2000 had already more stringent provisions (sale and use of virgin HCFCs in the EU to be banned from 1 January 2010).
The following table compares present and future HCFC control commitments of non-Article 5 (developed country) Parties and Article 5 (developing country) Parties.
The entry into force of the Adjustments will happen 6 months after their official communication to the Parties, and is expected before June 2008.
|Article 5 Parties Existing Commitments||Article 5 Parties 2007 Montreal Commitments|
|1 The annual average of 2.5% is restricted to the servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment existing during the period 2030-2040 and subject to review in 2025.|
|Baseline : 2015 levels||Average of 2009 and 2010 production and consumption|
|Freeze by 2016||Freeze by 2013|
|No obligation||10% reduction by 2015|
|No obligation||35% reduction by 2020|
|No obligation||67.5% reduction by 2025|
|No obligation||97.5% reduction by 20301|
|Phase out by 2040||Unchanged|
|Non Article 5 Parties Existing Commitments||Non Article 5 Parties 2007 Montreal Commitments|
|2 0.5% is restricted to the servicing of refrigeration and airconditioning equipment existing during the period 2020-2030 and subject to review in 2015.|
|Baseline: 2.8% of 1989 CFC levels plus 100% of 1989 HCFC levels||Unchanged|
|Freeze in 1996||Unchanged|
|35% reduction by 2004||Unchanged|
|65% reduction by 2010||75% reduction by 2010|
|90% reduction by 2015|
|99.5% reduction by 20202||Unchanged|
|Phase out by 2030||Unchanged|