Nearly 200 countries agreed to phase down the use of potent greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), on Saturday in a major boost to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate.
The landmark agreement reached in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, concluded eight years of negotiations under the Montreal Protocol to address the climate impact of HFCs, gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning, with a warming potential up to 15,000 times that of CO2.
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