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2017/0016(NLE) Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer: Kigali amendment

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI KONEČNÁ Kateřina (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL) FARIA José Inácio (icon: PPE PPE), LEINEN Jo (icon: S&D S&D), DUNCAN Ian (icon: ECR ECR), RIES Frédérique (icon: ALDE ALDE), AUKEN Margrete (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), PEDICINI Piernicola (icon: EFDD EFDD), D'ORNANO Mireille (icon: ENF ENF)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 192-p1, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2017/09/14
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to approve the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2017/1541 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

CONTENT: the Council decided to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer .

The purpose of the Kigali Amendment, agreed on 15 October 2016, is to achieve a global reduction in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

The Kigali Amendment is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement , approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841 , as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

The EU must now formally submit to the United Nations the declaration of competence under the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the instrument of ratification of the Kigali amendment. The Union has already adopted instruments relating to the areas governed by the Kigali amendment, in particular Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fluorinated greenhouse gases.

The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019 , provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification.

The text of the Kigali Amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they will have to reduce the use of HFCs. Under its provisions, most economically developed countries will have to implement the first reductions of HFCs during the period 2019-2023 . Most developing countries will begin to freeze their consumption and production of HFCs between 2024 and 2028 . The remaining countries will commit their efforts between 2028 and 2031 .

Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047 .

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 18.7.2017.

2017/07/17
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2017/07/17
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/07/17
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/07/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/07/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 604 votes to 31, with 19 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

According to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the amendment.

The Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at the 28 th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2016, adds hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the list of substances regulated by the Protocol.

Documents
2017/06/27
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted the report by Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL, CZ) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

The committee recommended the European Parliament to give its consent to conclusion of the agreement.

In the explanatory memorandum accompanying the report, it was recalled that the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place from 10 to 15 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, ended in the adoption of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol . The amendment adds hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the list of substances regulated by the Protocol.

HFCs are active greenhouse gases whose global warming potential can be one thousand times greater than that of carbon dioxide.

The Kigali amendment provides as follows:

most economically developed countries have to implement the first reductions in HFCs during the period 2019-2023 ; most developing countries will begin to freeze HFC consumption and production between 2024 and 2028 ; the remaining countries will commit their efforts between 2028 and 2031 .

The Kigali Protocol shall signal its commitment to making a substantial contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and thereby meeting the targets set in the Paris Agreement. For this reason, Member States shall be called on to complete the process of ratifying the amendment according to the proposed schedule.

Documents
2017/06/22
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2017/05/18
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2017/05/18
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/04/24
   EP - KONEČNÁ Kateřina (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/04/21
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 15 October 2016, the text of a further amendment to the Montreal Protocol ("the Kigali Amendment") was adopted.

The Kigali amendment added a stepwise reduction in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

This reduction is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

The Kigali Amendment should now be approved.

CONTENT: the Council draft seeks to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019 , provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841 , as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The text of the Kigali Amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they will have to reduce the use of HFCs. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047.

Documents
2017/02/02
   EC - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol ( the Kigali amendment ) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030.

Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol. A full impact assessment had been carried out. At this stage, no changes to the Regulation are envisaged that may affect companies.

2017/02/02
   EP - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol ( the Kigali amendment ) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, adopted in Kigali on 15 October 2016.

The text of the Kigali amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they should reduce the use of HFCs:

the first group, which includes the most economically developed countries, must implement the first reductions in HFCs during the period 2019-2023 and undertake to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036 , compared to the period 2011-2013 as a reference; a second group of countries will freeze its HFC consumption and production between 2024 and 2028 and commit to reducing its consumption by 80% by 2045 ; the remaining countries will freeze their consumption and production by 2028 and 2031. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047 .

The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification.

The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030.

Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol.

Documents

Votes

A8-0237/2017 - Kateřina Konečná - Approbation 05/07/2017 12:20:20.000

2017/07/05 Outcome: +: 604, -: 31, 0: 19
DE IT ES PL GB RO BE CZ PT FR EL HU BG SE AT NL DK FI SK IE LT HR LV SI CY EE MT LU
Total
80
64
50
50
58
29
20
20
19
54
19
18
16
18
16
23
13
12
12
9
9
9
8
8
6
5
5
4
icon: PPE PPE
189

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Finland PPE

2
3

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

3
icon: S&D S&D
177

Netherlands S&D

3

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Croatia S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
61

Germany ECR

2

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

2
2

Slovakia ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
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56

Romania ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

2

Croatia ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

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1

Estonia ALDE

3
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France GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
39

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
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36

Germany EFDD

Against (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Abstain (1)

1

France EFDD

1

Sweden EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
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15

Germany NI

Abstain (1)

2

Poland NI

Against (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

Abstain (1)

3

France NI

Against (1)

2

Hungary NI

2
icon: ENF ENF
35

Poland ENF

2

United Kingdom ENF

Against (1)

1

Romania ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1

Austria ENF

3

Netherlands ENF

4

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  • date: 2017-05-18T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE604.618 title: PE604.618 type: Committee draft report body: EP
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  • date: 2017-02-02T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2017/0051/COM_COM(2017)0051(ANN)_EN.pdf title: COM(2017)0051 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2017&nu_doc=0051 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol. At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol ( the Kigali amendment ) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol. A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries. CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, adopted in Kigali on 15 October 2016. The text of the Kigali amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they should reduce the use of HFCs: the first group, which includes the most economically developed countries, must implement the first reductions in HFCs during the period 2019-2023 and undertake to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036 , compared to the period 2011-2013 as a reference; a second group of countries will freeze its HFC consumption and production between 2024 and 2028 and commit to reducing its consumption by 80% by 2045 ; the remaining countries will freeze their consumption and production by 2028 and 2031. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047 . The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030. Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol.
  • date: 2017-04-21T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=7725%2F17&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 07725/2017 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol. At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 15 October 2016, the text of a further amendment to the Montreal Protocol ("the Kigali Amendment") was adopted. The Kigali amendment added a stepwise reduction in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol. This reduction is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries. The Kigali Amendment should now be approved. CONTENT: the Council draft seeks to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019 , provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841 , as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The text of the Kigali Amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they will have to reduce the use of HFCs. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047.
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  • date: 2017-07-05T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=30020&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2017-07-05T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2017-0294 title: T8-0294/2017 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 604 votes to 31, with 19 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. According to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the amendment. The Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at the 28 th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2016, adds hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the list of substances regulated by the Protocol.
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  • date: 2017-09-14T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to approve the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2017/1541 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. CONTENT: the Council decided to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer . The purpose of the Kigali Amendment, agreed on 15 October 2016, is to achieve a global reduction in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries. The Kigali Amendment is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement , approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841 , as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. The EU must now formally submit to the United Nations the declaration of competence under the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the instrument of ratification of the Kigali amendment. The Union has already adopted instruments relating to the areas governed by the Kigali amendment, in particular Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fluorinated greenhouse gases. The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019 , provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. The text of the Kigali Amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they will have to reduce the use of HFCs. Under its provisions, most economically developed countries will have to implement the first reductions of HFCs during the period 2019-2023 . Most developing countries will begin to freeze their consumption and production of HFCs between 2024 and 2028 . The remaining countries will commit their efforts between 2028 and 2031 . Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047 . ENTRY INTO FORCE: 18.7.2017. docs: title: Decision 2017/1541 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32017D1541 title: OJ L 236 14.09.2017, p. 0001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2017:236:TOC
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    • The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted the report by Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL, CZ) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

      The committee recommended the European Parliament to give its consent to conclusion of the agreement.

      In the explanatory memorandum accompanying the report, it was recalled that the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place from 10 to 15 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, ended in the adoption of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The amendment adds hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the list of substances regulated by the Protocol.

      HFCs are active greenhouse gases whose global warming potential can be one thousand times greater than that of carbon dioxide.

      The Kigali amendment provides as follows:

      • most economically developed countries have to implement the first reductions in HFCs during the period 2019-2023;
      • most developing countries will begin to freeze HFC consumption and production between 2024 and 2028;
      • the remaining countries will commit their efforts between 2028 and 2031.

      The Kigali Protocol shall signal its commitment to making a substantial contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and thereby meeting the targets set in the Paris Agreement. For this reason, Member States shall be called on to complete the process of ratifying the amendment according to the proposed schedule.

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    • The European Parliament adopted by 604 votes to 31, with 19 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

      According to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the amendment.

      The Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at the 28th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2016, adds hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the list of substances regulated by the Protocol.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

      At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol (the Kigali amendment) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

      A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

      CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, adopted in Kigali on 15 October 2016.

      The text of the Kigali amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they should reduce the use of HFCs:

      • the first group, which includes the most economically developed countries, must implement the first reductions in HFCs during the period 2019-2023 and undertake to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036, compared to the period 2011-2013 as a reference;
      • a second group of countries will freeze its HFC consumption and production between 2024 and 2028 and commit to reducing its consumption by 80% by 2045;
      • the remaining countries will freeze their consumption and production by 2028 and 2031. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047.

      The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification.

      The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030.

      Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

      BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

      At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 15 October 2016, the text of a further amendment to the Montreal Protocol ("the Kigali Amendment") was adopted.

      The Kigali amendment added a stepwise reduction in the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

      This reduction is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

      The Kigali Amendment should now be approved.

      CONTENT: the Council draft seeks to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.

      The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, approved by Council Decision (EU) 2016/1841, as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

      The text of the Kigali Amendment divides countries into three groups based on when they will have to reduce the use of HFCs. Together, countries will have to reduce HFC levels by 85% by 2047.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

      At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol (the Kigali amendment) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

      A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

      CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

      The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

      The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030.

      Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol. A full impact assessment had been carried out. At this stage, no changes to the Regulation are envisaged that may affect companies.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

      PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

      BACKGROUND: the European Union has already approved the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol and the four previous amendments to the Protocol.

      At the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10th to 15th October 2016, the text of an amendment to that Protocol (the Kigali amendment) was adopted, adding a stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) to the control measures of the Montreal Protocol.

      A stepwise reduction of the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons is necessary to reduce the contribution of those substances to climate change and to prevent their unlimited introduction, in particular in developing countries.

      CONTENT: the proposal concerns the adoption by the Council of a decision on the conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.

      The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019, provided that at least 20 parties have deposited their instruments of ratification. It is a necessary contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement as regards its objective to keep the global temperature increase well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

      The envisaged phase-down of HFCs is implemented through Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 that will have to be revised at a later stage in order to ensure compliance with the Kigali Amendment beyond 2030.

      Until 2030, the last year for which the Regulation determines a reduction step, the phase-down schedule is stricter than the future control measures under the Montreal Protocol. A full impact assessment had been carried out. At this stage, no changes to the Regulation are envisaged that may affect companies.

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