Turkey Becomes 129th Party to Ratify Kigali Amendment

The Republic of Turkey has ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, becoming the 128th country, plus the European Union, to ratify the global agreement to reduce HFC emissions.

Turkey’s ratification came into effect on November 10, according to the United Nations website. Other neighboring nations to have ratified Kigali include Jordan (October 16, 2019), Lebanon (February 5, 2020) and Syria (April 5, 2021).

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

Fully implemented, the Kigali Amendment would avoid up to a 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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