Presentation on theme: "FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Proposition of Policy 1.Necessity 2. Practicability (Feasibility) ; 3. Beneficiality."— Presentation transcript:
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA Proposition of Policy 1.Necessity 2. Practicability (Feasibility) ; 3. Beneficiality
Necessity: Why must we do it? Let me tell you a Story Burning house, fire truck 200 kms away, with a flat tire, no water, driver and firemen still asleep Volunteer fire brigade right next door: or will we grab pails of water and start dousing the fire in whatever way we can? Also, HFCs ODS substitutes – with very high GWP ; if uncontrolled HFCs -- 20% of GHGs by We caused this mess, we clean it up
WHAT: (are the pails of water?) Proposal to phase-down the production and consumption of HFCs
Who: All Parties (Article 2 and Article 5 countries) phase- down HFCs When: Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility Article 2 Parties: Sooner: Article 5 Parties: Later Who? Will do what?
Article 2 Parties: “Sooner” From baseline: % % % % % % % Baseline = Average of HCFCs + HFCs ( ) x GWP When and How:
Article 5 Parties: “Later” Beginning in 2019 and Ending in 2036 (6 YEAR GRACE PERIOD) Baseline = Average of HCFCs ( ) x GWP
HOW: TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY CONGRATULATIONS to TEAP for its recent report More low-GWP alternatives to high-GWP HFCs available TODAY than alternatives to CFCs at the time we agreed to CFC phase-down For example, low-GWP alternatives in MAC and Foams (equal to 50% of HFC use) will be available within 5 years
HCFC–22 Resulting in HFC-23 ( GWP) ALL PARTIES MUST be required to meet ACHIEVABLE efficiency standards to minimize HFC-23 by- product ALL PARTIES MUST destroy their HFC-23; with assistance from the MLF in Article 5 Parties HFC 23:
If HFC-23 destruction will no longer be covered by the CDM, the MLF WILL assist to destroy the HFC- 23 in the same manner as it will fund the destruction of all other HFC-23 NO DOUBLE FUNDING PARTIES WITH HFC-23 UNDER CDM EXISTING HFC-23 destruction projects covered by the CDM – MP WILL NOT interfere.
MULTI-LATERAL FUND To Cover the FULL INCREMENTAL COSTS to assist Article 5 Parties to comply (including considering SAFETY AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS) GUIDELINES AND FUNDING MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE IN A TIMELY MANNER;
CHALLENGE for the MLF ExCom WE WANT TO DO IT, and we WILL do it WE Challenge you to make the resources available TO SAY THAT THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH MONEY IN THE ENVELOPE is not acceptable. FIND ANOTHER ENVELOPE COMPLIANCE IS CONDITIONED ON FULL INCREMENTAL COSTS
Trillions of dollars to bail out multi-millionaires who did not need it, and who caused their own financial problems in the first place. Few billions – literally loose change – to bail out the Earth made up of people who had nothing to do with creating the climate change problems they now face. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Challenge to Industry Develop the appropriate substitutes Make them available to all at a fair, and most reasonable price
A challenge to all countries Leapfrog HFCs HPMPs must anticipate future HFC phase-down Otherwise, we will have to two transitions costing twice as much – both financially and environmentally
Complementary and not alter commitments made under these convention Helping them in the manner that we can to lighten their load. Copenhagen - they need our help very badly Relationship to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol
From our proposal will reduce HFC emissions by up to 100+ BILLION TONNES OF CO 2 eq. BENEFICIALITY
Invitation Invite other countries not just to support but to co-sponsor the proposal Act with a sense not just of urgency but with a sense of EMERGENCY
Failure IS NOT AN OPTION Will we succeed? Is this a fool’s errand?
Ten, fifty, a hundred years from now, and many generations hereafter,
DURING OUR WATCH Let it be said that during our watch … While gifted with intelligence & insight, with privilege and position, with the wealth of wisdom,
And with the freedom and power of the Human Will,
Let it be said that in our time, And during our watch, We did our share,
And maybe, just maybe … we will make a little difference.