UK ratifies agreement to tackle global warming

The UK has become one of the first nations to ratify a landmark amendment to the Montreal Protocol on reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases (HFCs), mostly found in refrigeration systems and air-conditioning.

Air conditioner

The Kigali Amendment aims to reduce emissions of HFCs by 85% between 2019 and 2036 to help to control global warming and keep the average temperature increase less than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

Although HFCs do not deplete the ozone layer, their potential to ...

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