Towards a low emissions future

Reducing gas emissions

Refrigerants Australia’s efforts, with the help of industry and government, have demonstrated a success rate with greenhouse gas emissions that, by 2036, will have been reduced by 99% over a 45 year span.

With urging from Refrigerants Australia, industry gradually embraced moves away from the use of substances that had negative impacts on the ozone layer or climate change.

The Ozone Protection Act, passed in 1989 bolstered these efforts, and major revisions in 2004 and again in 2017 kept up the momentum.