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Ozone Parties Invited to Join Declaration on Global Transition from HCFCs and CFCs

5 February 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has posted on its website the "Declaration on the Global Transition Away From Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)" from the Governments of Canada, the US and Mexico.

The Declaration states the signatories' “intent to pursue further action under the Montreal Protocol aimed at transitioning the world to environmentally sound alternatives to HCFCs and CFCs.” Drafted at the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 22), the Declaration is currently supported by 90 parties and the EU. Additional parties wishing to associate themselves with the Declaration are invited to do so by 31 March 2011. [The Declaration]