HFC controls loom due to ozone depletion/global warming link

International controls on emissions of the potent greenhouse gases HFCs and PFCs may be developed in the light of scientific evidence that the greenhouse effect is exacerbating depletion of the ozone layer. Meeting in Cairo in November, parties to the Montreal Protocol decided to work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to gather information on ways to limit emissions of the gases. The meeting also agreed that developed nations should "consider" a deadline for decommissioning "non-critical" equipment containing halons.

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