Australia Passes HFC Phase-Down Legislation

The Australian government has passed legislation to phase down HFCs from 2018 and deliver an 85% reduction by 2036.

Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

As stated in an article on, In a demonstration of its commitment to achieving its Montreal Protocol obligations, the Australian government has successfully passed a bill to amend the existing Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management (OPSGGM) Act by adding an HFC phase-down plan.

The Coalition Government’s early action on passing this legislation demonstrates our continued international leadership and will constitute a significant domestic [greenhouse gas] emissions reduction of up to 80 million tonnes.
– Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg


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