The government of Afghanistan has ratified the Vienna convention for the protection of the ozone layer and the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete ozone layer and is committed to phasing-out the consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in favor of ozone-friendly substances. Afghanistan is now aiming to ratify the Kigali Amendment which involves phasing-down consumption of the ODS alternatives (Hydrofluorocarbons). While Hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are better for the ozone, they are also powerful greenhouse gases, and the use of them contributes to the global warming and the climate crisis.
The release of 1kg of certain fluorocarbons is typically between 1000 and 10000 times worse than the release of 1kg of CO2 , in terms of impact on global warming.
At the 81th meeting of the Executive Committee to Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol, funding was approved to supporting the Government of Afghanistan in the ratification of the Kigali Amendment, and meeting its initial obligations under the Protocol.