China joins Kigali signees

China joins Kigali signees

Summary

In a significant move, China has officially accepted the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants.

CHINA: In a significant move, China has officially accepted the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants.

China, the world’s largest producer of HFCs, was added to the UN list of 120 countries and the EU to have officially accepted or ratified the Kigali Amendment on June 17. It originally pledged to implement the phase down of HFC production and consumption under the Kigali Amendment during joint meetings with the US on April 16.

Under the agreement, China will reduce HFC use by 80% by 2045 over the 2020-22 baseline.