Press Release: The International Ozone Commission, on the 32th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, reports success in healing of the ozone layer

September 16th is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, celebrating the 1987 anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This protocol is the first environmental treaty to achieve universal ratification. The Montreal Protocol’s Kigali amendment, ratified on 1 January 2019, aims at mitigating the future impact on the Earth’s climate of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, which are substitutes for ozone depleting substances (ODSs) and powerful greenhouse gases.