2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, whose implementation reduced total global consumption of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) by more than 90% and helped restore the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer.
Worldwide implementation of the Montreal Protocol has prevented greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to approximately 8 billion tons of CO2 per year from 1990-2010, through the phase-out of chemicals with high global warming potentials, and a transition to more environmentally-friendly alternatives. The Protocol continues to send a strong signal of global solidarity, not only in our efforts to address ozone depletion, but also for the now pressing task of protecting our climate.
The World Bank in Washington D.C., in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the US Department of State, the UNEP Ozone Secretariat, and representatives from industry and Non-Governmental Organizations, is hosting a commemorative day of events and Technology Fair, on September 19, 2012, to celebrate the Protocol’s accomplishments, showcase leading companies and technologies, and discuss challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
EOS Climate and our partner JACO Environmental are proud to be participating in this event, showing our ongoing commitment to both ozone and climate protection.
For more information on the event, read here.
Congratulations, Montreal Protocol!