HFC phase out comes a step closer after UN launches pollutant action plan

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

Efforts to phase out hydrofluorocarbons are gaining momentum, with government and industry leaders pledging to take greater action to tackle short-lived climate pollutants at the UN’s COP21 climate change summit in Paris.

Governments and industries in the UN’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) have agreed an action plan to reduce global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane.

The commitments, announced at the climate change summit in Paris on Saturday, dubbed COP (Conference of Parties)...

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