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Tag: HFC gases

  • Monday, October 17th 2016 - 19:25 UTC

    Historic agreement to phase down HFC gases in air conditioners and refrigerators

    Ban Ki-moon said the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol builds on the strong global momentum for multilateral efforts to address climate change

    Negotiators from nearly 200 nations reached a historic deal to phase down emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators. The agreement, a major expansion of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which eliminated the use of the ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, was finalized during a United Nations meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.