India being watched for its contribution to climate change, says US envoy

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New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): US Ambassador to India, Richard R Verma on Monday said New Delhi was being watched closely by the world for its contribution towards climate change, a global issue. Verma, who was addressing a climate conference in capital New Delhi, lauded India’s commitment to phase down production and consumption of harmful Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Last week, India proposed an amendment to the United Nations’ Montreal Protocol, which calls on countries to phase out their use of HFCs, gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and insulating foams that are a highly potent form of greenhouse gas emissions. He added that the U.S. was interested in tackling climate change issues with India.

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