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U.S. joins international call to reduce #HFCs in #MontrealProtocol. Enter: #LEED!

Climate Week in New York was the stage for an exciting announcement last week from the White House: 100 nations have come together to call for an ambitious and early freeze date to the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs were developed as an ozone-layer-preserving alternative to historical refrigerants, but are now known to be highly potent greenhouse gases—hundreds or thousands of times more so than carbon dioxide. Diplomacy and regulation to reduce global warming Parties to the Montreal Protocol will consider an amendment next month to phase out HFCs, a step that is critical to achieving Paris Agreement goals to limit the temperature rise of the planet to 1.5 degrees. To boost the amendment’s prospects, U.S. diplomacy has helped develop a funding package for countries in need of assistance. We are especially excited that the funds will focus on energy efficiency and c...

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