Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018 - Report and Executive Summary

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The 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is an international agreement in which United Nations States recognized the fundamental importance of preventing damage to the stratospheric ozone layer. The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its succeeding amendments, adjustments, and decisions were subsequently negotiated to control the consumption and production of anthropogenic ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The Montreal Protocol Parties base their decisions on scientific, environmental, technical, and economic information that is provided by their technical panels. The Protocol requests quadrennial reports from its Scientific Assessment Panel that update the science of the ozone layer.

The Report is available at this URL and the Executive Summary (ES) is attached to this record as a PDF. The Report and Executive Summary highlight the key findings of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018, as put together by an international team of scientists. The key findings of each of the six chapters of the Scientific Assessment have been condensed and formulated to make the ES suitable for a broad audience.

Nihar Shah is a co-author of Chapter Two.


Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project

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