Compliance Challenges for HFCs Phase-down Under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

April 18, 2024 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Webinar Only

An ELI and International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Co-Sponsored Public Webinar

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol calling for the phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) was agreed to in 2016. As of March 2024, 156 states have ratified the Amendment. The United States ratified the Amendment in September 2022. Because HFCs are powerful greenhouse gases, ensuring effective implementation of the Kigali Amendment staged phase down process is critical to dealing with climate change.

In this INECE webinar panelists will discuss the efforts of a variety of organizations to ensure compliance with the Amendment, the nature of the violations that are being observed, the enforcement actions that are being taken to address these violations, and steps that can be taken to enhance enforcement efforts. We expect the webinar will raise awareness of the compliance and enforcement issues related to implementation of the Kigali Amendment and facilitate increased collaboration in ensuring that the Agreement is effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Michael Enns, Director General, National Policy and Priorities, Enforcement Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Moderator
Renée Gift, Legal Officer, Montevideo Coordination and Delivery Unit, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme  
Anna Ewa Kobylecka, Technical Officer, Environment Programme Manager, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization 
Jodi Mazer, Senior Advisor, Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Héctor Santed Liébana, ST Seconded National Expert, European Organized Crime, Europol
Maria Socorro Manguiat, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

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