About the consultation
The Ministry for the Environment consulted on New Zealand’s phase down of hydrofluorocarbons, greenhouse gases which could have a significant climate change impact. New Zealand supported in 2016 the world’s agreement to phase down HFCs worldwide and this consultation explored how we could implement the agreement.
For more information on the Government's proposals read our consultation document.
This consultation document sought feedback on proposals, including:
- a permitting system to phase down the import of HFCs
- other controls required to meet the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
- additional supporting measures to help business transition to lower global warming alternatives.
We also sought feedback on the impact of the phase down on business.
Submissions closed at 5.00pm on Friday 23 June 2017. See submissions below.
To find out more about the imports of HFCs into New Zealand, see:
Calculations from the New Zealand Hydrofluorocarbon Inventory in relation to the Kigali Amendment 2016 to the Montreal Protocol
The next steps towards ratification include going through the Parliamentary treaty examination process, which provides Parliament with an opportunity to consider the text of the treaty alongside the accompanying National Interest Analysis.
Some personal information, confidential information and commercially sensitive information has been withheld under sections 9(2)(a), 9(2)(ba)(i) and 9(2)(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.
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| A-gas (Australia) Pty Ltd.pdf ||PDF, 506 kB |
|IRHACE, CCCNZ & RLTB.pdf ||PDF, 30.0 kB |
|IRS International.pdf ||PDF, 459 kB |
|Meredith Solutions.pdf ||PDF, 26.7 kB |
|Motor Trade Association.pdf ||PDF, 584 kB |
|New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.pdf ||PDF, 544 kB |
|New Zealand National Committee of the International Institute of Refrigeration.pdf ||PDF, 24.4 kB |
|Polymer Group.pdf ||PDF, 428 kB |
|Refrigerant Recovery.docx.pdf ||PDF, 181 kB |
|Rod King Design Services.pdf ||PDF, 29.6 kB |
|SKOPE Ind Ltd.pdf ||PDF, 51.0 kB |
|Chemiplas NZ Ltd & Arkema.docx.pdf ||PDF, 300 kB |
|Specialised Refrigeration Services.pdf ||PDF, 26.1 kB |
|Temperzone.pdf ||PDF, 378 kB |
|VASA Automotive Air Conditioning, Electrical and Cooling Technicians of Australasia.pdf ||PDF, 41.5 kB |
|WorkSafe.docx.pdf ||PDF, 140 kB |
|White refrigeration Ltd.pdf ||PDF, 186 kB |
|Chillex.msg ||PDF, 66.5 kB |
|Ecochill and IRHACE.msg ||PDF, 73.0 kB |
|RCR Energy .pdf ||PDF, 243 kB |
|Smooth Air Products Ltd.pdf ||PDF, 191 kB |
|Ecochill .pdf ||PDF, 370 kB |
|Cooldrive Distributions.pdf ||PDF, 1.7 MB |
|Beattie Air Conditioning Service Ltd.msg ||PDF, 110 kB |
|Apex Air.pdf ||PDF, 566 kB |
|Celcius Consulting Ltd.msg ||PDF, 93.0 kB |
|Fire Protection Technologies.pdf ||PDF, 902 kB |
|Fujitsu.pdf ||PDF, 2.7 MB |
|Refrigeration Specialties Ltd (REfspecs).pdf ||PDF, 596 kB |
|Countdown.pdf ||PDF, 608 kB |
|Daikin.pdf ||PDF, 835 kB |
|IRHACE - RLNZ - CCCANZ.docx.pdf ||PDF, 200 kB |
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