The Vienna Convention for the protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer are dedicated to the protection of the earths ozone layer. With 197 parties, they are the most widely ratified treaties in United Nations history, and have, to date, enabled reductions of over 97% of all global consumption of controlled ozone depleting substances (measured in ODP tonnes).

The Ozone Secretariat is the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention and for the Montreal Protocol. Based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi (Kenya), the Secretariat functions in accordance with Article 7 of the Vienna Convention and Article 12 of the Montreal Protocol.... More on the Secretariat


Consultations on the 2015 - 2017 funding requirement for the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund:            ( Français, Español)


Submission by Parties on stockpiles of pharmaceutical-grade CFCs potentially available for export (Decision XXIV/3)


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Workshop on Hydrofluorocarbon Management
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Bureau of the 25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
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The Joint 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
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Nature Geoscience Article on ODS

An article was published on 9 March 2014 in Nature Geoscience on "Newly detected ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere". The article, written by reputable scientists, has identified 3 CFCs (CFC-112, CFC-112a, and CFC-113a) and 1 HCFC (HCFC-133a) to have grown in concentration in the atmosphere, with CFC-113a and HCFC-133a still growing considerably. Those substances are controlled under the Montreal Protocol.

The article has been sent to the Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of the Montreal Protocol for their review and subsequent consideration by the Parties.

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Note #1 - Integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development

Note #2 - Sustainable Consumption and Production and the SDGs

Note #3 - Human Health and the Environment

Note #4 - Green and Decent Jobs for Poverty Eradication

Note #5 - Environmental Dimensions of Resilient and Peaceful Societies

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

 

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