A report on the linkages between ozone layer depletion and climate change, and the urgent need to address HCFCs and HFCs These two issues have generally been treated as separate problems with separate solutions, resulting in outdated and uncoordinated policy responses
Despite doing so much to help protect and heal Earth’s damaged ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol continues to be undermined by a global illegal trade. The illicit production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the chemical responsible for the hole in the first place, is a recent and growing threat
A report into massive secret stockpiles in the USA of methyl bromide, a highly toxic ozone layer-destroying pesticide. Lobbyists for America’s largest agricultural industries, along with chemical manufacturers and distributors, methodically obstruct the internationally agreed cessation of the use of methyl bromide
A report on the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and the threat posed to the Montreal Protocol phase-out. Initial predictions for full recovery of the ozone layer by 2050 now seem optimistic and the Montreal Protocol process continues to be undermined by the illegal trade in ODS
The large-scale, widespread and unchecked illegal trade in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone depleting substances (ODS) within the European Union (EU) is undermining the success of the Montreal Protocol and directly threatens human health and ecological security worldwide.
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