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Transitioning HFCs in India: Why Multinationals Must Support India's Kigali Amendment Goals

In 2016, EIA released Transitioning HFCs in India, a report estimating the growing contributions of multinational fast food and beverage companies to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions in India. Since the last report was published, the HFC regulatory landscape has changed dramatically. In October 2016, India along with nearly 200 other Parties to the Montreal Protocol adopted the historic Kigali Amendment on HFCs, committing the world’s nations to significantly reduce consumption and production of HFCs. This report provides an update to last year's report. Fast food companies operating in India have a significant opportunity to meet sustainability goals, reduce GHG emissions, increase the efficiency of operations, and provide leadership to the Indian market by transitioning to low-GWP technologies in new stores and in new equipment placed in existing stores.

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