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Ensuring the climate benefits of the Montreal Protocol: Global governance architecture for cooling efficiency and alternative refrigerants

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  • May 11, 2021

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Glad to see that an article that I co-authored was finally published: "Ensuring the Climate Benefits of the Montreal Protocol: Global Governance Architecture for Cooling Efficiency and Alternative Refrigerants." This is available for download at:

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Matt Chester on May 11, 2021

Major elements of the recommended energy-efficiency governance architecture include an internationally harmonized energy-efficiency standards program, product certification and registration, infrastructure for testing energy-efficiency performance, and an evaluation, measurement, and verification strategy. 

This sounds way more thorough and intensive than any other energy/climate international agreement that tends to lack teeth or guidance or specifics. Is there precedence for this? Or is it blazing new ground because of the widespread acceptance across groups that this is necessary? 

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