A new deal on greenhouse gases will be “like taking 200 million cars off the road every year,” said Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change in an interview with CBC News.
All 197 signatories to the Montreal Protocol — all the countries of the UN plus the Cook Islands, the Holy See, Niue and the European Union — hammered out a legally binding deal early Saturday to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, in a major step against climate change.
The deal, which includes the world’s two biggest economies and top polluters — the United States and China — will reduce the use of factory-made hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which McKenna said are “thousands of times more potent than other greenhouse gases.”
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