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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This figure includes subsidies to lower the prices of petroleum products, kerosene or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), typically in developing countries, as well as subsidies to the oil, gas or coal industries, provided by many governments in both developing and developed countries. Better subsidy design can usually help reduce any negative effects and also ease the task of reform in the future.

2010 186