Resistance to talks on global HFC cuts slackening

More countries are willing to engage in talks on phasing down the use of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, it emerged at a meeting in Geneva last week

More countries are willing to engage in talks on phasing down the use of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances, it emerged at a meeting of parties to the protocol last week.

Discussions on a proposal from Canada, Mexico and the US, called the North American amendment, were blocked by major HFC producers such as India and China during previous international meetings.

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