The Kigali Amendment: a new environmental standard for your refrigeration systems
Signed in 2016, the Kigali Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty on the environment, established in 1987.
The purpose of the Kigali Amendment is to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are greenhouse gases that have a major impact on global warming.
This amendment, ratified by 197 states, officially became effective at the beginning of 2019. It focuses on 3 different reduction targets, depending on the level of development of the signatory countries.
In this way, the Kigali Agreement sets new and stricter standards governing the use of these types of gases for refrigeration systems. All these systems are now required to move towards more environmentally friendly solutions. Goodbye synthetic refrigerants!
These measures will help to reduce global warming and thus help to prevent a number of adverse effects, such as rising sea levels, heat waves, severe droughts or melting ice caps.