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IRI December 8, 2010 0 Comments

On the first day of the Cancun Climate Summit, the Consumer Goods Forum (which represents 400 global consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, including Carrefour, Tesco and Walmart) has announced it will start phasing out HFCs as of 2015 to replace them with non-HFC refrigerants.

The group’s press release estimates that “while they currently have a relatively small aggregate impact on global warming, HFC emissions are projected to represent 9-19% of projected greenhouse gas emissions in 2050.” The Forum therefore commits to replacing HFCs “with natural refrigerants, where these are permitted based on country-level regulations”.

See www.theconsumergoodsforum.com for more details.