US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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The US reached separate agreements with the G-20 and with China to address the rapid growth in the use and release of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This was agreed by: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey,the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ethiopia, Spain, Senegal, Brunei, Kazakhstan, and Singapore.

2013 181

IISD Releases Five-Part Series of Reports on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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The issue of fossil-fuel subsidies drives right to the heart of climate change and sustainable development and must be addressed urgently. Better subsidy design can usually help reduce any negative effects and also ease the task of reform in the future. It focuses in particular on France, Ghana and Senegal, as well as drawing from case studies of other countries and previous work that examines the reform of energy subsidies and price subsidies.

2010 186