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Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol signify that India is ready to compete in the market for low-global warming potential and climate-friendly refrigerants, which would spur domestic innovation and attract international investments.

What India's move to cleaner gases means for global climate action plan

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has the potential to avoid 0.5°C of warming of the atmosphere by the end of the century. India’s ratification follows a similar move by China and the United States earlier this year and will be the 123rd ratification of the important treaty amendment. Given India's commitment to play a constructive role in climate action, the Union Cabinet's decision is a step towards New Delhi advancing its targets to mitigate the effects of climate change, ahead of the United Nations climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland in October this year.

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