|Montreal Protocol celebrates landmark achievement with universal ratification of all amendments|
2 December 2014
|Global efforts to protect the ozone layer have reached a major milestone after all of the Amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer received universal ratification by 197 Parties.|
The final ratification of the Beijing Amendment, by Mauritania, was received on 4 December 4th. The Beijing Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has been in force since 2002. It introduced production controls on the ozone-depleting substance, controls on trade with non-parties to the Protocol, production and consumption controls of another ozone-depleting substance used in fire extinguishers as well as the ban on trade in this substance with non-parties. The other three Amendments: the London Amendment (1990), the Copenhagen Amendment (1992) and Montreal Amendment (1997) had already been universally ratified by all the 197 Parties to the Protocol.
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