EFCTC: 2007 Montreal Adjustment on Production and Consumption of HCFCs

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 CommitmentsArticle 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 CommitmentsNon 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