Senate approves Kigali Amendment

The Senate has approved the U.S. ratifying the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The U.S. has now joined 137 other countries that have already ratified the Kigali Amendment calling for the gradual reduction in the consumption and production of potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The Kigali Amendment aims for the phase-down of HFCs by cutting their production and consumption over 80% by 2047.

According to Tammy Helminski, NAFEM legal counsel, Barnes & Thornburg, “Many of the initiatives included in the Kigali Amendment are already underway, but Senate approval shows the broad level of support for these reductions.”