"G-20 to Phase Out Super Greenhouse Gas, Fossil Fuel Subsidies"

"ST. PETERSBURG -- Transcending their disagreements over Syrian chemical weapons, the G-20 leaders managed to reach agreement on confronting climate change in two ways. They will phase down refrigerant greenhouse gases and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies."

"In the St. Petersburg Declaration released today at the close of the summit, the G-20 leaders state, 'Climate change will continue to have a significant impact on the world economy, and cost will be higher to the extent we delay additional actions.'

The G-20 leaders committed themselves to using the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons, HFCs, potent greenhouse gases that are rapidly increasing in use for refrigeration and air conditioning."

Environment News Service had the story September 6, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Climate Change Pact Wins US Support" (News 24 (South Africa))

"Most Island States Have Yet To Come To Grips With the Possibilities of Relocation" (ClimateWire)

"U.S., China Agree To Work on Phasing Out Hydrofluorocarbons" (Washington Post)

Source: ENS, 09/09/2013