Cameroon Ratifies Kigali Amendment, Bringing Ratification to 123

2021-08-27 Source: Collect Reading Volume: 9687
Yaounde, Cameroon. Credit: Edouard Tamba, Unsplash.

The Republic of Cameroon has ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, becoming the 122nd country, plus the European Union (EU), to ratify the global agreement to reduce HFC emissions.

The Central African nation’s ratification went into effect on August 24, according to the United Nations website. Cameroon becomes the third African nation to ratify in 2021, following Zambia (March 15) and Burundi (March 26).

As part of the Article 5 (developing countries) Group 1, Cameroon is required to freeze HFC production and use in 2024, with an 80% reduction by 2045.

Fully implemented, the Kigali Amendment would avoid up to 0.4°C (0.7°F) increase in the global temperature by the end of the century, according to UN estimates.

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was enacted by 197 countries (plus the EU) in October 2016. It entered into force on January 1, 2019. Its goal is to achieve at least an 80% reduction in HFC consumption by 2047.

For an in-depth look at the Kigali Amendment, click here.

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Editor: Amanda