Return of the Ozone Layer
The Montreal Protocol to save the ozone layer will be 20 years old in 2007. This international treaty set time-bound, measurable targets for phasing out nearly 100 chemicals used in industry, agriculture and consumer products which, when released to the atmosphere, damage the ozone layer that protects life on Earth from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
The treaty has successfully phased out these chemicals being produced and used in industrialised countries, and now it's the developing countries' turn. As the region that produces and consumes two thirds of the world's remaining ozone damaging chemicals, the Asia Pacific holds the key to meeting the remaining phase-out targets and, ultimately, the recovery of the ozone layer.
While taking stock of what has already been accomplished in the Asia Pacific, this film discusses the remaining challenges with emphasis on what ordinary people can do to complement efforts by governments, industry and development agencies.
This video produced by TVE Asia Pacific for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as part of UNEP's work programme under the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
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