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Web Date: June 10, 2013

U.S., China To Cooperate On Reducing Potent Greenhouse Gases

Climate Change: Presidents Obama and Xi agree to curb manufacture of hydrofluorocarbons
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, climate change, Obama, China

In a move signaling greater cooperation on climate change, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on June 8 that they would work cooperatively to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

HFCs are a family of potent greenhouse gases whose use is growing rapidly worldwide. They are refrigerants developed as substitutes for two classes of compounds that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer: chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. HFCs do . . .

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