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Policy analysis to inform India’s position on an HFC phase down agreement

Sector Climate Policy
Grantee The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)
Grantee base All India
Year 2016

In a landmark step to combat climate change, India along with nearly 200 other countries, adopted an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by amending the Montreal Protocol. At Kigali, India displayed leadership and flexibility by announcing several important measures to phase down HFCs. Given this important development, Shakti is supporting several efforts to enable a more informed policy discourse on this transition.

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RESOURCES FOR THIS INITIATIVE
  • Significance of the decision at Kigali: Implications for India
  • The policy brief highlights key challenges surrounding the HFC phase down such as the uncertainties related to the cost of this transition and the availability of alternate low-GWP refrigerant gases to replace HFCs. It also discusses the emerging opportunities to increase energy-efficiency gains by transitioning to HFC alternatives.

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