Obama and Modi Boost Climate Action on Super Pollutant HFCs and Paris Pact

WASHINGTON – President Obama and India’s Prime Minister Modi today announced further steps on climate action, including signals to reach a global agreement this year to phase down the climate pollutants known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) under the Montreal Protocol.

Anjali Jaiswal, director of the India Initiative at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made this statement:

“Today’s announcement sends another critical signal that key nations are really tackling climate change, and advancing renewable energy. Prime Minister Modi and President Obama have dramatically boosted prospects for a global deal this year to cut the supercharged climate pollutants known as HFCs. Modi also indicated India is moving toward early ratification of the Paris climate pact, showing its continued leadership on climate action.”


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