HCFC Phase Out Schedule - Tuvalu
Tuvalu is a member of the Montreal Protocol Pacific Island Countries Network, which was established in 2008 to support compliance with the Montreal Protocol, in recognition of these countries’ unique social, economic and environmental characteristics. By 2016 these countries had achieved an 85% reduction in HCFC consumption since 2009, well ahead of their HCFC phase-out obligations.
HFCs are widely used as alternatives to CFCs and HCFCs. Although they are not ODSs, they contribute to global climate change and are controlled under the Kigali Amendment. Having ratified the Kigali Amendment in 2017, Tuvalu will ban the import of HFCs by 2024.