PHASEDOWN OF HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

PHASEDOWN OF HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

17 09 32 Phasedown of HFCs web

In behalf of Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, DENR Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Rodolfo C. Garcia appeals to the refrigeration and airconditioning sector to support the gradual phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, which are powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.  Garcia made the appeal during the presscon held Thursday at the DENR in Quezon City to update media on the country’s compliance to the Montreal Protocol, including its amendment – the Kigali Amendment adopted in Rwanda last year, and the annual observance of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer held every September 16.  This year’s celebration also marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, with theme:  Caring for all Life under the Sun. With Garcia are Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones (right) and Environment Management Bureau Director Metodio U. Turbella (left). ###