World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

As per the agreement the countries will reduce emission of 70 billion tonnes of CO2 globally.

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More than 190 countries signed an agreement on the 15th of October to phase out Hydrofluorocarbons that make global warming worse.

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The agreement is to come into force on 1st of January 2019. As per the agreement the countries will reduce emission of 70 billion tonnes of CO2 globally.

The benefit of this will be equal to stopping more than half of tropical deforestation.

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World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

Hydrofluorocarbons are used mostly in refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosol sprays.
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World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

How harmful are hydrofluorocarbons

World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

China is the world's largest producer of HFCs.

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World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

US Hydrofluorocarbons projection

World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

Indian government passed an order on October 13, 2016, for all producers to destroy HFC-23, a gas with a global warming potential 12,500 times that of CO2.

World agrees to reduce emission of hydrofluorocarbons

The Kigali amendment provides for exemptions for countries with high ambient temperatures to phase down HFCs at a slower pace.

(Image courtesy Wikipedia, Author - Smial)

 

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