Montreal Protocol

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  • A international environmental agreement (one of the first) to prevent the use of substances that are harmful to ozone, such as chlorofluorocarbons and halons, in order to protect the ozone layer in a global manner. It was agreed upon in 1987 and has been amended repeatedly since that time. [Science; v265: page 1806; 1994.] [Nature; v367: pages 505-508; 1994.]
    Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
  • Treaty, signed in 1987, governs stratospheric ozone protection and research, and the production and use of ozone-depleting substances. It provides for the end of production of ozone-depleting substances such as CFCS. Under the Protocol, various research groups continue to assess the ozone layer. The Multilateral Fund provides resources to developing nations to promote the transition to ozone-safe technologies.
    Source: Terms of the Environment


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