Volume 94 Issue 42 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 24, 2016

Countries set schedules for reducing HFCs

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: greenhouse gases, hydroflurocarbons, HFCs, climate change, Rwanda

Nations worldwide will begin limiting the amount of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) they use within the next dozen years, under an international deal finalized earlier this month. HFCs, potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants, were adopted as replacements for ozone-depleting chemicals including chlorofluorocarbons. Under an agreement completed in Kigali, Rwanda, industrialized countries will begin reducing their use of HFCs by 2019. Most developing countries, including China, will freeze their HFC use . . .

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