Secretary-General Calls for Climate-friendly Alternatives to Ozone Depleting Substances
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Reflecting on the need to limit global climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon drew attention to the agreement to accelerate the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol, underscoring the need to “leapfrog” high global warming potential alternatives, such as hydroflrorocarbons (HFCs), wherever possible.

16 September 2011: The UN marked International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September. In his statement to mark the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to avoid replacing ozone-depleting gases with high global warming potential substitutes.

Reflecting on the need to limit global climate change, Secretary-General Ban drew attention to the agreement to accelerate the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol and underscored the need for parties to “leapfrog” high global warming potential alternatives, such as hydroflrorocarbons (HFCs), wherever possible. [UN Press Release] [UN Secretary-General Statement]

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