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Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

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A unique collection of countries representing a majority of the world population and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) consumers and producers, including China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, along with the European Union and the United States, have called for fast action to cut production and use of HFCs. HFC is the fastest growing greenhouse gas in the world. The use of HFCs became popular in the world after the phase out of the ChloroFluoroCarbons (CFCs) which were found to be the cause of the destruction of the ozone hole over Antarctica. Nations around the world have now called for using the institutions and expertise of the Montreal Protocol (the protocol used for phasing out CFCs), to bring down the use of HFCs.  In total, more than 120 countries have called for action to phase down HF