A detailed review of the ozone and synthetic greenhouse emissions has led the Australian government to identify options that can help reduce the emissions. The government is firm that the adoption of the identified measures will help reduce the emissions equivalent to 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030.
The announcement was made by the Australian environment minister, Greg Hunt. The ministry conducted a thorough review of the government's ozone protection and synthetic greenhouse gas management program, 2014. The review focused on identifying new ways to reduce emissions while cutting down the regulatory compliance costs for business as well.
Under this review, the government plans to bring about this drastic reduction in the emissions by controlling the amount of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) released into the environment and through energy saving methods. The Australian government has released a complete options paper which is open for public comment.
The finalized policy will provide a certainty and a strong foundation for the businesses to introduce lower emission or energy saving technologies in Australia. The final outcomes of the review are expected to be finalized by early 2016.
In the past, Australia has demonstrated continuous efforts and international leadership in cutting down greenhouse gas emission and ozone. The country's contribution in encouraging all countries to agree to a worldwide HCF phase-down under Montreal Protocol has been noticeable as well.
Going in line with one of the HCF phase-down proposal in the Montral Protocol, the Australian government has taken a pledge to reduce the HCF emissions within the country by 85 percent within the next decade.