Tbilisi: The Foreign Relations Committee discussed the Kigali 2016 Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that trigger the depletion of the Ozone Layer and accompanying bills. Nino Thandilashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture , submitted the issue for consideration.
Through the ratification of the Kigali Amendments, Georgia recognizes the requirements and obligations established by the amendments to the state party to reduce the release of substances with high global warming potential and the risks associated with climate change.
The main goal of the changes is to gradually reduce the consumption and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons with high global warming potential by promoting alternatives with low or zero global warming potential.
The protocol establishes a list of hydrofluorocarbons and requirements to reduce their production and consumption.
Georgia’s accession to the Kigali Amendments results in the “On Ambient Air Protection”; “About licenses and permits”; “On License and Permit Fees”; Amendments to the laws of Georgia “On Environmental Protection” and also amendments to the “Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia” .
“This issue is very important from the point of view of Georgia’s integration with the European Union. Now, when Georgia is recognized as a future member of the European Union through the European perspective, it is important to address the most politically painful and necessary topic for Europe and to speed up the reform of the legislative bases that should facilitate the integration of our country into the European Union“, said the chairman of the session, the first deputy chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. , Giorgi Khelashvili.
The Committee members also supported the Kigali 2016 Amendment to the Montreal Protocol of 1987 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and accompanying bills.