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

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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. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and industrial applications.

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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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