Contribution of the Montreal Protocol to declining greenhouse gases emissions from the United States
A study confirms the positive impact of the Montreal Protocol on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States.
A study* published in August 2017 confirms the positive impact of the Montreal Protocol the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. It estimates that the reduction in ozone depleting substances from 2008 to 2014 eliminated 170 million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions each year and is roughly equivalent to 50% of the reduction in emissions of CO2 and other GHGs in the United States in the same period.
*HU L. et al. Considerable contribution of the Montreal Protocol to declining greenhouse gas emissions from the United States. Geophysical Research Letters [online]. 2017, vol.44, issue 15 DOI: 10.1002/grl.54865. Available on :<http://bit.ly/NL72-Montreal-Protocol-GHG> (Accessed 12/07/2017)