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. Despite the fact that further research can and should be undertaken, the analysis strongly supports the conclusion that there are significant environmental and economic benefits that would result from the reform of fossil-fuel subsidies and that it should be considered a key element of a larger overall package for global climate change mitigation.

2010 186