*Hong Kong Hong Kong proposes to regulate and phase down HFCs

Hong Kong proposes to regulate and phase down HFCs

On July 9, 2023, in order to fulfill its obligations under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region released the proposal to regulate and phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases with high global warming potential (GWP), and invited public comments. Views and comments should be sent to the Environment and Ecology Bureau on or before 9 September 2023. The proposal specifies the HFCs phase-down schedule, restricted equipment, proposed control strategies and penalties. According to the proposal, the use of HFCs will be phased down by 85% from the baseline by 2036.

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LIU Yake

Researcher, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

Business Performance

worked as a research assistant at Department of Environmental Planning and Management, School of Environment, Tsinghua University for 4 years, and then joint in Envix in April, 2022, currently is mainly responsible for consulting on EHS regulation compliance in East Asia.


MA, Environmental Econimics, Hiroshima University