Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

  • September 21, 2022

    US Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment to Phase Down Super Polluting HFCs

    In a major victory for the planet, the US Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down super climate pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used primarily as refrigerants in air conditioners and other cooling equipment. The Kigali Amendment needed the approval of a two-thirds super-majority of the chamber. It is the first climate treaty to clear the Senate in decades.