Cleaning up the ozone layer is one of the top priorities for countries around the globe, specifically the ones with the capability to take on such a massive task.
Under an international treaty called ‘The Montreal Protocol’, governments across the globe will begin to phase out numerous substances responsible for the depletion of our ozone layer. Over the next few decades, this protocol will be enacted, and the process of cleaning up the atmosphere will begin.
You can read the specifics of the protocol here, and you can check out the video below that explains how the process will work.
The treaty was first created in 1987, and has gone through seven different revisions since then, the most recent being the 1999 revision in Beijing. It is believed that if the countries involved comply with the treaty, the ozone will be cleaned up by the year 2050.
Kofi Annan is quoted as saying that the Montreal Protocol was “perhaps the single most significant international agreement to date…”
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