Turkey Approves Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol


05 October 2021

Turkey Approves Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal ProtocolOn 28 September 2021, the President of Turkey approved Law 7295 of 4 March 2021 on ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer through Decision 4510 of 27 September 2021.

The texts of the Kigali Amendment and of the Declaration are attached to this Decision both in Turkish and English.

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted during the 28th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol on 15 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda and entered into force on 1 January 2019.

According to United Nations; “Being a party to Kigali Amendment, Turkey, demonstrating the importance of the fight against climate change, has committed to reducing the production and consumption of HFCs by more than 80 percent over the next 30 years along with other parties. With this phase out program, it is expected to prevent more than 80 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050 while protecting the ozone layer. In this way, Turkey increases its contribution to combating climate change in line with the Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement.”

The Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum also declared that the Paris Agreement will be submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for ratification in October this year.

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