India is blocking an international plan to reduce the polluting gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators, saying negotiators are trying to use the wrong treaty to bring about changes.

NEW DELHI: Government of India should focus on the setting up of a contact group to discuss the management of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment urged tod

In a year that has seen concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide pass the 400ppm mark and the world’s scientific community issue its starkest warning yet that human activities will result in far-reaching disruption of the climate system, the need to swiftly rein in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions has never been more acute.

A bitter debate over HFCs heats up ahead of India-US talks

The US and other developed nations may want India to toe their line in phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) - climate damaging refrigerant gas - but they won't find it easy to push New Delhi to jun

A powerful group of nations working on climate change has agreed with India's stand against the US and some developed countries' move to push for the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Speakers at a seminar on Monday stressed the need for developing a sense of urgency for stopping the use of ozone depleting substances to avert adverse impact on global climate.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all to make all-out efforts to protect ozonosphere to ensure a healthy environment for the future generations, reports BSS.

The efforts of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol have, over the last 25 years, translated scientific realities into political decisions leading to concrete action on the ground.

Various events would be organized to mark World Ozone Preservation Day on Monday by the regional office of UP Pollution Control Board.

Regional officer Mohd Sikandar said that a symposium would be organised at Saras Hall of Vikas Bhawan on 'preservation of ozone layer'. It would be attended by students, teachers and other prominent persons.

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