20th Anniversary Photo Book: Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - ‘‘Celebrating 20 years of progress in 2007’’
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was agreed on 16 September 1987. Since that time, there has been an enormous and highly successful global effort to eliminate ozone-depleting substances. By the end of 2005, production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol had been reduced by over 95 per cent from historic levels and the scientific community can now detect a decrease in both atmospheric and stratospheric measurements of these chemicals.
Addressing ozone depletion is expected to prevent millions of cancer cases and even more
cases of cataracts. As a result of this significant action to protect the global environment, the
Montreal Protocol is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful multilateral
environmental agreements ever negotiated.
Format: Digital (Free) (ill.)