Update on the Illegal Trade in Ozone-Depleting Substances

A briefing to the 38th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of Parties to the Montreal Protocol, in Vienna, Austria, from July 18-21, 2016.

Without the ozone layer, most of Earth’s organisms could not have evolved, let alone be sustained.

This briefing provides an overview of the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and actions to combat illegal ODS trade that can be taken by Parties to the Montreal Protocol.