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Why we might have trouble phasing out HFCs

Friday 23 Sep 16 11:00am

New Zealand is among more than 100 countries calling for an early phase-out of use of the potent greenhouse gas hydroflourocarbon – which could be a challenge, because this country’s use of it appears to be rising.

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A document called the New York Declaration of the Coalition to Secure an Ambitious HRC Amendment, presented in New York overnight, calls for an “ambitious phase-down” of HFCs to be agreed to at a Montreal Protocol meeting next month.

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