Representatives celebrate the adoption of the Kigali Amendment on October 15, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, which agrees to phase out a category of dangerous greenhouse gases widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Nearly 200 countries agreed to end production and consumption of so-called hydrofluorocarbons under an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer. Photo: AFP
Patrick Low
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Patrick Low

Why the Montreal Protocol is the most successful climate agreement ever

Compared to other efforts at international cooperation it not only binds countries, it contains financial provisions to assist in phase-outs

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Representatives celebrate the adoption of the Kigali Amendment on October 15, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, which agrees to phase out a category of dangerous greenhouse gases widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Nearly 200 countries agreed to end production and consumption of so-called hydrofluorocarbons under an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer. Photo: AFP
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