US and China Agree to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

US and China Agree to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

As per recent reports, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed a number of issues at a shirt-sleeves summit that took place in California.

Among the number of issues that were discussed were cyber security, free trade, military tensions and climate change. It has been said that presidents of both the countries were able to find a common ground at one topic and that was giving a stiff fight to climate change.

Both the countries have said that they have come up with an agreement in which they will work on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). It is a kind of gas that is widely used in different industrial applications. It is important to note here that it is a manmade gas.

The gas is considered to be the one that is stronger than carbon dioxide. Barack Obama has said that the recent agreement has been signed under the Montreal Protocol, which is also related to reduce emission of green house gases.

"The China-U. S. agreement on phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol will provide the single biggest, fastest, cheapest, and most secure piece of climate mitigation available to the world through 2020", said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development.

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