Developing an Ecosystem to Phase Out HFCs in India

Sector Climate Policy
Grantee Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Year 2017

This report highlights the relevance of, and presents an institutional design for, a dedicated multi-stakeholder research and development platform to address India’s domestic concerns and to meet its international commitments for the phasing out of HFCs.

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Energy Efficiency
Climate Policy