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The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is a landmark international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. The treaty was originally signed in 1987 and substantially amended in 1990 and 1992. 312 more words

Air Clean

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer.

President of the 28th Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Vincent Biruta of Rwanda, brings thee gavel down marking the adoption of the Kigali Amendment… 607 more words
COP 20

Rwanda FTW: 'Supercharged' Greenhouse Fas on Way Out

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are considered a “supercharged” greenhouse gas–shorter lived than the carbon dioxide, the most prolific greenhouse, but nearly 4,000 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere when measured over a five-year timeframe. 376 more words


Global Warming

Landmark deal to cut HFC’s

Representatives from nearly 200 member countries of the Montreal Protocol agreed on a deal to reduce emissions of powerful greenhouse gases on Saturday at a summit in Kigali, Rwanda. 68 more words


An Ambitious HFC Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

John Kerry
Secretary of State

Washington, DC

October 15, 2016

Kigali, Rwanda – The world came together today in yet another milestone on the path toward a safer, more sustainable future. 252 more words


A Climate Victory in the Making - By Jennifer M. Harris July 27, 2016

The Negotiations Over the Montreal Protocol

Last week, far from the fog machines and live streams of the U.S. election, world leaders gathered in Vienna to finalize what could well be the biggest climate victory of 2016. 254 more words

Point Of Interest

John Kerry's Face Plant Off The Deep End

I certainly don’t mind it if people have a different opinion from me. After all, that’s what makes for interesting conversation. But at least they should try to ground their conversations in reality. 536 more words