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Divya Sharma, India Executive Director responds to India's agreement to ratify the Kigali Amendment

20 August 2021, 9:42 BST 1 min read

The Indian government recently agreed to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty that came into effect in 1989. The signatories of this Protocol have committed to phasing out the use and production of chlorofluorocarbons to protect the ozone layer. This treaty was amended in 2016 to include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Kigali.

This announcement is a welcome step as it reinforces India's commitment to climate action in this crucial decade. It's encouraging to see that a national strategy for the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons will be in place by 2023, with delivery by 2028.

Being the world's third-largest renewable energy producer, India's performance has been promising in the renewable sector, but we need to commit and shift to clean alternatives for the country to be a leader in this space.

Divya Sharma, Executive Director, India, Climate Group