Investing in the Montreal Protocol to Tackle the Climate Crisis

EIA Briefing to the 45th Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol, 3-7 July, 2023

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “deep, rapid and sustained reductions” of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) alongside rapid reductions of CO2 emissions are needed if we are to have any chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C.

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS – CFCs, halons, HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are currently responsible for around 11 per cent of the increased global radiative forcing that has occurred since 1750, equivalent to a rise in global surface temperature of 0.13°C.

As the 45th Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol (OEWG45) meets in Bangkok, the world is already witnessing profound changes and challenges due to climate change…

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This is a joint briefing with EIA UK.