15 OCTOBER, 2016
Agreement under Montreal Protocol which will see HFC reduction starting from 2019, with developing countries starting in 2024
The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol, meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, have struck a global agreement which willl see HFC consumption and production phased down from 2019.
The president of the Meeting of Parties, Vincent Biruta, described the agreement as ’the most significant climate mitigation step the world has ever taken.’
US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Kigali to underline the commitment of the US to the deal, told the BBC:
“It’s a monumental step forward, that addresses the needs of individual nations but it will give us the opportunity to reduce the warming of the planet by an entire half a degree centigrade.”