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Bhutan ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Joining the global movement to mitigate climate change, the Bhutan National Assembly (NA) on Thursday adopted the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.
Jan 18, 2019
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THIMPHU: Joining the global movement to mitigate climate change, the Bhutan National Assembly (NA) on Thursday adopted the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer.
 
After ratification by 65 countries of the 197 parties of the Montreal protocol, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal protocol came into effect since January 1 this year, Kuensel reported.
 
Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjore, explaining the need to adopt the Kigali Amendment in the NA, said ratification of the convention would help Bhutan strengthen the capacity of customs, technicians and industries through technical assistance, strengthen projects related to technical training institutes, and improve country’s technical skills.
 
“The Kigali Amendment was the fifth Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted during the 28th Meeting of Parties held in Kigali, Rwanda in 2016,” the minister said.

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