"U.S., China Agree To Reduce Use of Hydrofluorocarbons"

"RANCHO MIRAGE, California -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed on Saturday to cooperate in fighting climate change by cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, the White House said a statement."

"'The United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons,' the White House said on the second day of the informal U.S.-China summit in Southern California.

U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon told reporters the two countries had done most of the work in advance of the California meeting on Friday and Saturday, when the two presidents discussed climate change."

Steve Holland and Paul Eckert report for Reuters June 9, 2013.


"President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping Agree To Wind Down Production and Use of Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs" (Washington Post)

"Xi, Obama Vow To Jointly Tackle Climate Change" (China Daily)

"US and China Working To Reduce Potent Heat-Trapping Pollutant" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"US, China Agree to Work Jointly on Climate Change Effort" (Press Trust of India)

Source: Reuters, 06/10/2013