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UNFCCC Publishes Technical Paper on New HCFC-22 Facilities

31 May 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2011/2) on the implications of the establishment of new hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22) facilities seeking to obtain certified emission reductions for the destruction of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23).

The paper was prepared by the Secretariat in response to the conclusions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2010/6, paragraph 81, with a view to enhancing understanding of  HFC-23 abatement in HCFC-22 facilities and to providing analysis of relevant new developments in other intergovernmental processes. The document provides background information on the matter, summarizes the developments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and highlights a number of options to address the implications of the establishment of new HCFC-22 facilities seeking to obtain certified emission reductions for the destruction of HFC-23. [Publication: Technical Paper on New HCFC-22 Facilities]