“A commitment to responsible use of HFCs by diverse global partners will help protect the climate by reducing emissions and the impact that HFCs have on the environment,” stated Sally Rand, director of Voluntary High GWP (Global Warming Potential) Industry Partnerships of the EPA.
The principles of the responsible use program include:
Dave Stirpe, executive director of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, said, “HFCs are energy efficient, cost effective, and can be used safely. Governments and industry support their global use in applications that meet important environmental and societal needs. Limiting HFC emissions will provide for their long-term use.”
Governments, associations, and organizations wishing to join the partnership should contact the EPA (www.epa.gov), United Nations Environment Programme (www.unep.org), or Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (www.arap.org) by July 1, 2002.
Publication date: 05/06/2002