The CCAC approved funding for the first six inventories implemented by the UNDP in 2012, and later for an additional 8 developing countries, namely the Bahamas, Cambodia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Mongolia, South Africa and Vietnam, which are being implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the World Bank. These inventories aim to record current and projected future use of HFCs, as well as opportunities to avoid growth in high-GWP HFCs through policies and other measures.
All the implementing agencies also stressed the importance of the governments, particularly the National Ozone Units, as the focal point for conducting the survey, as they are the most effective institutions for carrying them out. HFC surveys have built on the expertise developed through CFC and HCFC national surveys, combining top down and bottom up approaches. It was also noted that the survey of HFCs need to be well-planned and assessments have to be made through a combination of multiple approaches as these substances are not controlled through national regulations.
Promoting HFC alternative technologies and policies is one of eleven initiatives the CCAC is undertaking to catalyse concrete and substantial action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
Tiy Chung, CCAC Communications Officer: Tiy.Chung@unep.org, +33 1 44 37 14 21
Denise Sioson, CCAC HFC Initiative Coordinator: Denise.Sioson.Affiliate@unep.org