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North American Countries Target “Super” Greenhouse Gases Through Strengthened Ozone Treaty

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The US, Canada, and Mexico have submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol— the international treaty that phases out the production of a number of substances responsible for ozone depletion. The Federated States of Micronesia submitted a similar proposal on HFCs as well. HFCs are a big target that can be eliminated through the world’s best environmental treaty, and at a very low cost—maybe $4 billion.

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New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane may help limit near-term global temperature rise and significantly increase the chances of keeping temperature rise below 2 °C (3.6 °F), Moreover, many of these benefits can be achieved at low cost and with significant energy savings. The initiative of developing and developed countries was catalyzed by the Federated States of Micronesia as a way to slow sea level rise.

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