U.S Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks from his aircraft upon his arrival at the airport in Kigali, Rwanda, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo)
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Officials travelling with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they were optimistic that up to 200 nations would agree to end the use of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs.HFCs predecessors, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), were discontinued under the 1987 Montreal Protocol when scientists realized they were destroying the ozone layer.Continued use of HFCs could prove a serious stumbling block to attaining the goal.HFCs -- though they are greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide -- are not dealt with under the Paris Agreement but under the Montreal Protocol.
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