HFOs: The new generation of F-gases

Publication - 19 July, 2016
With the global phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) proceeding on schedule under the Montreal Protocol, governments are now aiming to phasedown the emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - the replacements for CFCs and HCFCs – by also bringing them into the regulatory regime of the Montreal Protocol.

Greenpeace has been against the large-scale uptake of HFCs since the early 1990s and
supports the phasing out of these dangerous greenhouse gases through the auspices of the
Montreal Protocol. There is now a growing consensus that HFCs need to be phased down and
ultimately phased out.

HFOs: the new generation of F-gases. A Greenpeace Position Paper