14 November 2017

New Updates on America's Pledge


On November 13, 2017 Jerry Brown, California’s Governor, signed an air pollution bill that will work to reduce climate change and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement. As stated in the article posted by Ammonia 21,

“The report points out that HFCs are a small but rapidly growing component of U.S. and global GHG emissions. Moreover, it notes that ‘successful transition from the HFCs specified by the Kigali Amendment [to the Montreal Protocol] will result in the avoidance of 80 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 and some 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century.’

The report also mentions that natural refrigerants like CO2 and hydrocarbons represent alternatives to HFCs. ‘The shift away from HFCs is already underway with many businesses transitioning to less HFC-reliant systems,’ the reports says.

In addition, it points out that states – California is already leading in this regard – ‘can adopt new legislation to ban sales on high-GWP refrigerants in new equipment where lower-GWP alternatives are available.' "

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