Environmentalists and climate experts applaud India's leadership in HFC pact
Source: The Times of India, Date: October , 2016
Climate experts and environmentalists from across the globe not only welcomed the HFCs phase down deal, reached at Kigali in Rwanda on Saturday, but also singled out India for its exemplary role of showing much needed flexibility and leadership during the gruelling rounds of negotiations. India had initially proposed a baseline of 2028-2030 and freeze year of 2031. It had not even given any definite time-line for reducing the HFCs' use. But at Kigali, India showed flexibility by proposing a four-year advancement of the baseline to 2024-2026 and 10% reduction by 2032. It also linked increase in its ambition with those of the developed countries.