The Kigali accord on hydrofluorocarbons, discussion about climate change in the Presidential race

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Guests: Coral Davenport, Jean Chemnick and Andrew Light

Negotiators in Kigali, Rwanda recently agreed to a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the use of a chemical that’s used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say the reduced use of chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons could have a great impact on efforts to slow the warming of the planet. To discuss the agreement made by more than 170 countries we’ll be joined by CORAL DAVENPORT, the Energy and Environment Correspondent for The New York Times, and JEAN CHEMNICK, a reporter for E&E News, an online media company that offers daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Then, we’ll talk with ANDREW LIGHT, a former senior State Department climate change official, about why climate change is not getting more attention in the Presidential race.

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