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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.