Inventories and projections of ozone depleting and synthetic greenhouse gases used in Montreal Protocol industries
Environment Australia and Australian Greenhouse Office
About this document
This study was commissioned by Environment Australia and the Australian Greenhouse Office. The objective of the study is to ensure that the Commonwealth has a sound understanding of current use and future trends in supply and emissions of ozone depleting and synthetic gases as they apply to the Montreal Protocol industries in Australia.
The results will be used to develop a more comprehensive National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and to provide for the calculation of projections of greenhouse gas emissions. Historical data on synthetic gas emissions are necessary to enable Australia to choose between 1990 or 1995 as the baseline year for the contribution of synthetic gases to its Kyoto Protocol target. In addition, the results will help develop policies that facilitate the transition from ozone depleting substances to non-ozone depleting substances.
The industries analysed are those affected by both the Montreal Protocol and the Kyoto Protocol, namely:
- refrigeration and airconditioning (including motor vehicle airconditioning)
- foam manufacture
- fire protection
- aerosols, including metered dose inhalers.
The substances considered are:
- CFCs and HCFCs
- CH3CCl3(Methyl chloroform) and CCl4(Carbon tetrachloride)
- HFCs and PFCs.