THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL CONCRETE MEASURES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1987 IN THE CITY OF MONTREAL. INITIALLY, APPROXIMATELY 24 COUNTRIES RATIFIED THIS HISTORIC AGREEMENT. IT WAS INTENDED TO PROTECT THE OZONE LAYER THROUGH CONCRETE MEANS.
IN ADDITION TO THIS OBJECTIVE, THERE HAS BEEN A DESIRE TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS PRODUCED BY SYSTEMS THAT USE SYNTHETIC REFRIGERANTS. BY DOING SO, WE AIM TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE CLIMATE CHANGES CAN BE VERY DEVASTATING FOR HUMANS: HEAT WAVES, DROUGHTS, HEALTH PROBLEMS, ETC.
These climate changes have an impact on all countries around the world, which are facing several meteorological disasters and are fighting against environmental warming.
That is why, over time, many nations have joined the Montreal Protocol.
BY 2009, 196 COUNTRIES HAD SIGNED THIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTOCOL.
More than 30 years following its implementation, the Montreal Protocol has slowed the depletion of the ozone layer. Five amendments have also been adopted over the years to adjust to new global trends. The most recent, the Kigali Amendment, was passed in 2016. Its objective is to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL: A STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF ECO-FRIENDLY SYSTEMS
THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, AND HAS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD. THESE PROVISIONS HAVE FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS ARE DESIGNED.
Businesses and industries must work together to eliminate products that affect climate change and the ozone layer (ODS). In order to stay the course and effectively eliminate these types of substances from refrigeration and air conditioning systems, the Canadian government has introduced several interesting subsidies to help companies with their energy transition.
Investing in natural refrigerants, such as NH3 and CO2, therefore becomes beneficial for the planet and your wallet!
Many industries can now benefit from this. Some of these include:
Storage or transportation services
Arena or curling center owners
Aircor Refrigeration supplies products that exceed industry standards in refrigeration. Since our beginnings, the company’s philosophy has been to completely eliminate synthetic refrigerants, thus meeting the requirements of the Montreal Protocol and its subsequent amendments.