Countries to Support Montreal Protocol Amendment; India to Ratify Paris Agreement
September 29, 2016
The Hill (9/22) said more than 100 countries signed a declaration saying they will support an amendment to the Montreal Protocol aiming to cut hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – an earth-warming refrigerant – at an event hosted by the Obama administration in New York.
A White House press release (9/22) listed the countries that signed onto the declaration and said donors intend to provide $80 million to help countries implement the amendment and improve energy efficiency.
The Wall Street Journal (9/25) said India will ratify the Paris climate agreement on October 2.
The Guardian (9/23) reported on an initiative that is helping female salt farmers in India switch from diesel pumps to solar-powered pumps.
Thomas Reuters Foundation (9/27) said Pakistan is aiming to boost production of renewable energy, with support from a $30 million agreement with the U.S. government to generate 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy power.
The Washington Post (9/22) wrote about a new study suggesting that scientists may have been overestimating the extent to which soil can absorb carbon.
Thomas Reuters Foundation (9/26) reported on a new weather advisory service that combines traditional know-how with scientific weather data to help farmers in Africa combat drought.
Climate Home (9/23) said a growing number of major companies in Latin America are preparing for national prices on carbon.
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