On 17 July 2017, the Council adopted a decision on the position to be expressed by the EU at the sixth session of the meeting of the parties to the Aarhus Convention (MoP-6) regarding compliance case ACCC/C/2008/32 (Case C-32).
On 17 July, the Council adopted a decision accepting on behalf of the European Union an amendment to the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol to reduce emissions of air pollutants and decrease levels of acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone globally. The EU is now ready to formally accept the amendment.
On 17 July, the Council adopted a decision to conclude, on behalf of the EU, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will ensure the protection of the climate from the powerful greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). With this decision, the EU is ready for formal ratification, and has signalled its continued determination to lead global efforts to tackle climate change.
On 17 July 2017, foreign affairs ministers discussed Libya at their Council meeting. The Council adopted conclusions, extended the mandate of EUBAM Libya and introduced restrictions on export of dinghies and outboard motors to Libya.
The EU adopted a declaration on 17 July to mark the date of the
adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998. On
this occasion, the European Union and its member states reaffirmed their full
support to the International Criminal Court and to the strengthening of an
international criminal justice system committed to deter the commission of
crimes, to fight impunity and to ensure the protection of the victims'