UK agrees to super greenhouse gas reduction

UK agrees to super greenhouse gas reduction

The UK has become one of the first countries to agree to a milestone agreement to reduce the emissions of a super greenhouse gas.


A super greenhouse gas (GHG) known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which is commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units, is a thousand times greater likely to have an impact on global warming than carbon dioxide.

The Kigali amendment to the UN Montreal Protocol, which was agreed by more than 150 nations October last year, obligates them to reducing HFCs by 85% between 2019 and 2036.

The UK and the rest of the EU are already committed to reduce HFCs by 79% between 2015 and 2030.

Michael Gove, Environmental Secretary said:

“Adopting this ambitious target marks the UK as a world leader in tackling climate change. This deal will reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of around 70 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050 – the same as more than 600 coal-fired power stations would produce during that time.”

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