NY meeting boosts support for Montreal Protocol amendment

By Kasia Patel
Published: Friday, 23 September 2016

Ahead of official negotiations at the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties in Rwanda next month, the US hosted a gathering of countries in New York to rally support for the earlier phase-out of HFCs. More than 100 countries called for an “early freeze date” on their use, while $80m was pledged in support to countries in need of assistance in improving energy efficiency.

The US hosted a gathering of countries in New York 22 September to boost momentum and support ahead of upcoming negotiations on an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

More than 100 countries called for an "early freeze date" on the use of...

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