Phasing Out Ozone-Depleting Substances: Protecting the Ozone Layer and Safeguarding the Global Climate
The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which sets targets for eliminating by 2010 the production and consumption of a range of ozone depleting substances (ODS), principally the chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs), has contributed to reversing the damage done to the ozone layer. Although challenges remain, the Montreal Protocol has been recognized as a global success, demonstrated by the massive reductions in ODS use worldwide since it came into force.
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