Air conditioners on a busy street. © Peter Morgan
On October 15, parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs. This has the potential of limiting the rise in global temperatures by 0.5C by the end of the century.



Most of the world's extreme poor live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. While over 1 in 10 people live in extreme poverty globally, in Sub-Saharan Africa, that figure is 4 in 10, representing 389 million people - that's more poor people than all other regions combined.
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