The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Author(s) : UNITED NATIONS (NATIONS UNIES)

Type of article: Files on regulations

Summary

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty that was adopted in 1987. It was initially designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the Earth’s ozone layer. Chlorofluorocarbons and halons were the first chemicals to be regulated.


Nevertheless, the Protocol has been amended several times:

- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons’ production and consumption are to be completely phased out.
- Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs), chemicals often used as refrigerants, were added to the initial list.

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English version begins at page 21

Pages: 32

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Details

  • Original title: The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • Record ID : 30027333
  • Languages: French, English
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • Publishers: United Nations
  • Publication date: 1987
  • Notes:

    English version begins at page 21.


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