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Safeguarding Ozone and Earth
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It’s banned and depletes ozone layer, still China uses it
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Down To Earth wins prestigious Ozone Awards for best media coverage
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Differentiated and legally binding
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HFCs were created to replace ozone-damaging chemicals, but they turned out to be major contributors to climate change
Countries adopt Kigali amendment to phase down HFCs
As per the agreement, developed countries will reduce HFC use first, followed by China and then India
MOP 28: India issues order to ban the release of HFC 23
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Experts suggest that this could lead to a change in the status quo of differentiation mechanism for Montreal Protocol parties
India asks developed countries to practice what they preach at HFC phase-down amendment negotiations
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Immense potential for greener HFC alternatives in India
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