This Special Report describes both scientific and technical information regarding alternatives to ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) that may affect the global climate system. It addresses scientific linkages between stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change, and how the phase-out of ODSs is affecting climate change. HFCs have no ozone-depleting potential but are greenhouse gases, and are used as replacements for ODSs. The report assesses options to reduce emissions of these greenhouse gases, explores their technical feasibility and cost, and addresses environmental, safety and health considerations.
The full report will be published in mid-2005 by Cambridge University Press.
The following topics are covered:
The full text of the report may be downloaded as pdf file (145 kbyte) from the IPCC Server http://www.ipcc.ch/pub/SPM_SRLULUCF.pdf