Protecting the ozone layer and safeguarding the global climate

14 Mar 2012

The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). ODS are used in important sectors, such as refrigeration and air conditioning, agriculture, solvents, and insulation foams. The Montreal Protocol, founded on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, is the only international agreement with universal ratification.

UNDP provides technical and policy advisory services, supports capacity-building, technology transfer, technical assistance and training, helping countries make progress towards a low carbon economy.

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