30 years of healing the ozone together
Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
16th September 2015 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, which commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
This year the day also marks the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, a multilateral environmental agreement, which was agreed upon at the Vienna Conference of 1985. In the last three decades, the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol has prompted a total of 197 nations to work together on phasing out ozone-depleting substances – a vital contribution to protecting the ozone layer.
“On the basis of international agreements on protection of the ozone layer, the specifically the Montreal Protocol and its amendments, we expect that ozone depletion due to CFCs will finally become passé towards the end of the century. This is an impressive success of international environmental policy under the umbrella of the United Nations”, says AWI researcher Markus Rex.
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