Kigali Amendment

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a multilateral agreement that seeks to gradually reduce the consumption and production of hydrocarbons. It was adopted by the Parties of the Montreal Protocol in October 2016 during a meeting that was held in Kigali, Rwanda.
Recently, the Union Cabinet approved India’s ratification of the Kigali Amendment. It aims to phase out the production and consumption of Hydrofluorocarbons. Though HFCs is not involved in the depletion of the ozone layer, it is known for having high global warming potential. India plans to phase down HFCs in four steps from 2032 to 2047.

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