Ban Ki Moon backs HFC reductions

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon has backed efforts to reduce HFC emissions, describing action as being essential to combat climate change.

Speaking at the opening of an assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in Geneva last week, Ban Ki Moon said: “Steps to address short-lived climate pollutants are now seen as an essential complement of the aggressive mitigation actions needed to combat climate change.”

“These efforts will protect the climate, our environment and improve the health and lives of people across the globe,” he added.

The CCAC High Level Assembly took place on the margins of the 68th World Health Assembly to bring attention to the links between air pollution, human health and climate change…

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