USA ratifies the Kigali Amendment

  • On September 22, 2022 the US lawmakers voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
    • US making this, the first time in 30 years to adopt an international climate treaty.
  • The amendment phases down the use of powerful greenhouse gases called Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and aligns with existing bipartisan law:
  • The US now joins 136 other nations and the European Union in ratifying the amendment.