EIA briefings for the 45th Open Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol

Investing in the Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol has already made a significant contribution to mitigating climate change through the phase-out of ODS and promises more with the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs. However, several challenges exist which, if faced with adequate political will and financial investment, can be resolved in a way that will enable the Montreal Protocol to achieve much more.

This briefing outlines the analysis and recommendations of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) on the agenda items to be discussed at OEWG45 including replenishment of the Multilateral Fund, strengthening Montreal Protocol institutions, illegal dumping of cooling equipment, gaps in atmospheric monitoring, industrial and unexplained emissions, and the potential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on hydrofluorocarbon consumption.