Senate Committee Easily Advances Kigali Treaty Phasing Down HFCs

May 4, 2022
A Senate committee has easily advanced a global treaty to phase down climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and other sectors, with supporters saying the move makes them cautiously optimistic the full Senate has the two-thirds support it needs to ratify the pact. During a May 4 business meeting, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a voice vote approved the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, advancing it to the full Senate for ratification. The move continues a trend...

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