reduce greenhouse gasses

The world has taken an essential step on the path to dramatically decrease the production and consumption of potent greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and reduce global warming. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that came into action on January 1, 2019, shows that the world is finally taking the threat of global warming seriously.

If fully supported by governments, the private sector, and all the citizens, the Kigali Amendment will prevent up to 0.4°C of global warming this century while continuing to protect the ozone layer. The change will contribute to the Paris Agreement’s goals.

HFCs are organic compounds often used as refrigerants in air conditioners and other devices. While HFCs don’t deplete the ozone layer, they are extremely potent greenhouse gases with … Read the rest