Adoption of amendment to Montreal Protocol on HFCs
Statement of the Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paris, 15 October 2016
France welcomes the adoption on October 15 in Kigali by 197 countries of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will make it possible to stabilize and then reduce the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases.
This universal agreement, which is the result of a long negotiation, is fully consistent with the Paris Agreement.
It reinforces it by supporting the targets for reducing all greenhouse gases in order to limit global warming to less than 2°C and achieve carbon neutrality by the end of the century.
France welcomes the commitment of all countries to reduce their emissions, on the basis of a specific timetable that takes the diversity of national situations into consideration. It will play its full role in lending financial support to developing countries in order to help them transition toward a world without HFCs.