Commercial director of A Gas, the Bristol-based refrigerant specialists, recently commented on the historic agreement between nations in Kigali, Rwanda, on the phase-down of HFC refrigerants.
“There has been much coverage in the Media about the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol – also expressed as a phase-down of commonly-used gases in fridges and air conditioners. A-Gas welcomes this historic international agreement and looks forward to its full implementation in all our regions."
An orderly HFC phase-down
“In all A-Gas regions, Ozone depleting substances (ODS) are regulated under the Montreal Protocol. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will now include an orderly and gradual phase down of high GWP virgin HFC products under a very similar framework. The original Montreal Protocol is seen by the United Nations as the most successful international treaty negotiated and implemented in history – regardless of subject matter – so the inclusion of HFCs is an important addition.
“We were expecting the inclusion of HFCs into the Montreal Protocol and have worked towards this outcome over a long period of time.”
Good business news
“We believe that the Kigali Amendment is overwhelmingly good news for our business and will help strengthen and grow A-Gas across all our regions as well as bringing new and exciting business opportunities. Robust international environmental policies together with the necessary level of enforcement are key drivers in the success of A-Gas worldwide. With this latest announcement we see this continuing to grow for many years to come.”