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

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First, G-20 leaders expressed their support for initiatives that are complementary to efforts under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including using the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs, while retaining HFCs within the scope of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol for accounting and reporting of emissions.

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

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative ( GSI ) has issued a five-part series of reports into how nations might remove fossil-fuel subsidies, on the eve of a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Washington this week. It focuses on six major multi-country, multi-fuel studies undertaken since the early 1990s, each of which has assessed the economic and environmental impacts of reform at a global level.

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