Montreal Protocol: The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer” is aimed at restricting the production and consumption of substances identified as those that deplete the ozone layer according to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Specifically, it sets the control on fluorocarbons.

Moreover, as some fluorocarbons contain ozone depleting substances and some of such substances have a high global warming potential (GWP), fluorocarbons have been controlled based on two international frameworks: the Montreal Protocol on Substances that promotes the prevention of ozone layer depletion and the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement that promote measures against climate change.

In October 2016, the proposed amendment (the Kigali Amendment) which provided that alternatives for fluorocarbon shall be newly controlled under the Protocol was adopted. Therefore, also in efforts according to the Montreal Protocol, measures against alternatives for fluorocarbon having a high GWP will be implemented in the future.

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[Activities of OECC]

Committee member of the “Meeting for Exchange of Opinions on Measures against Fluorocarbons in Developing Countries” of the Global Environment Bureau, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan
JICA’s technical cooperation project “Project to Support the Planning and Implementation of NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) (Low Carbon Technology Assessment)”

[Outline of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer]

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