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Since 9 November 2020, 109 states and the European Union have ratified the Kigali amendment. [3] “They have made it clear that they have not supported multilateral agreements,” said Kevin Fay, executive director of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, an industrial refrigeration and air conditioning group that joined forces in the 1980s to combat ozone depletion. It is time for Mr. Trump to adopt the Kigali agreement. The agreement came into force in January of this year. To date, 72 countries have ratified it. The United States is not among them, and Mr. Trump is showing no sign that he is giving the Senate approval for approval. Trump`s EPA chief says the agency should focus on economic recovery, not on international climate agreements that seek other ways for similar purposes, interest groups are deeply in talks with Congress on a legislative solution.

Beyond Washington, a number of states are developing their own plans for the phasing out of CFCs, with California leading the way. Despite those warnings, the deal did not get Mr. Trump`s attention. And parts of his government – particularly within the Environmental Protection Agency – continue to oppose ratification, mainly for broader ideological reasons. As a result, the agreement is stalled and supporters are losing hope that it will not go away, at least on the part of this president. “Democrats, Republicans, industry and environmental groups often disagree on anything,” Kennedy said. “But we all agree on that.” The Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international agreement to gradually reduce the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The amendment was accepted at the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 15, 2016. In Decision XXVIII/1, they adopted an amendment to the protocol (the Kigali amendment). [1] And yet, unlike many Obama-era artifacts – the Paris Accord, the Iran Agreement, the Dream Act, the Affordable Care Act – Mr. Trump did not immediately try to destroy the amendment. In fact, his government expressed its support for this early on.