06 Sep '13, 7pm

New G-20, US-China agreements on super-pollutants called HFCs. #climate #unfccc

The world’s biggest countries took new steps at the St. Petersburg G-20 summit today towards an agreement to phase down the super-potent heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The entire G-20 agreed to work together on phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that saved the ozone layer, using language similar to the breakthrough agreement reached in June by U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi. And at the same time, Presidents Obama and Xi raised the bar by ratcheting up their bilateral cooperation on reaching the HFC amendment. This is a big deal. A phase-down agreement could cut out HFCs with a heat-trapping punch equivalent to as much as 90 billion tons of carbon dioxide over the coming decades. That’s equal to eliminating two years worth of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s the G-20 agreement : We also support comp...

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