An international agreement to limit the use of hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) was sealed in what government leaders and activists agreed marked a “monumental step forward,” as Secretary of State John Kerry put it.The deal was announced Saturday after all-night negotiations in Kigali, Rwanda.
Why is the agreement so important? Because HFCs can be as much as 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as greenhouse gases and limiting their use has long been seen as the fastest way to combat global warming.
Nations have agreed to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals that helped protect the ozone layer but are potent greenhouses gases
Representatives from almost 200 countries reached an agreement Saturday on the phase-out of potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major step in curbing global warming, a Rwandan minister hosting the t...
Almost 200 nations are participating. The talks on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were called the first test of global will since the historic Paris Agreement to cut carbon emissions was reached last year. HFCs are described as the wo...
KIGALI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese and Indian ministers on Friday in an effort to narrow gaps on reaching a global deal to cut greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners.