Global phase-down of HFCs agreed in Kigali

Most countries have agreed to slash the consumption of hydroflurocarbons, in a move expected to cut potential global warming by 0.5°C

The deal was struck in the early hours of 15 October. Photograph: IISD/ENB | Kiara WorthNearly 200 countries have agreed to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a major boost to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate.

The landmark agreement, reached in the Rwandan capital Kigali in the early hours of 15 October, concluded eight years of negotiations under the Montreal Protocol to address the climate impact of the potent greenhouse gases.

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