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.

Press Release : The International Ozone Commission, on the 31th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, reports signs of healing of the ozone layer

September 16th is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the 1987 anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Hailed as an example of exceptional international cooperation for the protection of the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol became the first international treaty to achieve universal ratification. The Montreal Protocol expanded in October 2016 with the addition of the Kigali amendment.