Unfinished Business

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 new patterns of ODS smuggling demand creative enforcement responses and this report advocates the creation of an Illegal Trade Prevention Task Force within the Protocol regime.