Promoting HFC Alternative Technology and Standards

This initiative works with governments and the private sector to address rapidly growing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, which could account for as much as 19% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 if left unchecked. The initiative aims to -bring together a high-level global roundtable to establish private sector and government pledges to promote climate-friendly alternatives and technologies; minimize HFC leaks; and encourage recovery, recycling, reclamation, and destruction of HFCs.

Through this initiative, the Coalition is bringing high-level visibility to HFC reduction efforts, and facilitating dialogue with industry leaders who are committed to responsible approaches or who can contribute in areas of technology development, commercialization and deployment.

Latest Results

The HFCs initiative has so far worked with Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia and Nigeria to conduct HFC inventories in their countries. The initiative has also sponsored two major conferences on HFC alternatives and is developing case studies for commercial refrigeration technologies.

Lead Partner

Initiative Partners

Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, the European Commission, EDF, EIA, IASS, ICCP, ICCT, IGSD, UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, the World Bank, ClimateWorks Foundation.

Initiative Actors

Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, DuPont, Honeywell, Ingersoll Rand, Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association.