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As the United Nations Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico, gets underway, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announced two food industry climate change initiatives, to work toward ending deforestation and to phase out the use of refrigerant gases with high global warming potential.

CGF pledged to mobilize its companies’ collective resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, and “to begin phasing-out hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants as of 2015 and replace them with non-HFC refrigerants.”

The team of Forum member companies charged with delivering the deforestation and refrigeration pledges is co-chaired by Unilever and Tesco and includes Ahold, Barilla, Carrefour, Coca-Cola, Delhaize, General Mills, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kraft, Kroger, L’Oréal, Metro, Nestlé, Pepsi Co, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, S.C. Johnson, Sobeys, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart.
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