Kigali Agreement Countries

Posted: September 24, 2021 by Podwits Administrator in Uncategorized

As part of the amendment, all countries will gradually reduce HFCs by more than 80% over the next 30 years and replace them with more environmentally friendly alternatives. A certain group of industrialized countries will begin the phase-down in 2019. Several developing countries will freeze HFC consumption in 2024, followed by other countries in 2028. The timing of the top-down phase is detailed here. The amendment also includes agreements on HFC destruction technologies, data reporting obligations and provisions on capacity building for developing countries. [UNEP press release] The Kigali Amendment is a legally binding international agreement[2] that aims to create rights and obligations under international law. The amendment shall be legally binding on a Contracting Party only if it has entered into force for that Party. In a guest article that was adopted on the 1st the Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, Tina Birmpili, called the Kigali addition a resolution “that we cannot afford to break”. She reported ratifications from 65 countries registered up to 21 December 2018, and more are expected, and said the parties had taken practical steps to implement the amendment.

In an effort to protect the climate and the ozone layer, more than 170 countries agreed on an amendment to the Protocol at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone-depleting Substances held in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2016. The Kigali Amendment aims to gradually reduce the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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