20 Years of the Montreal Protocol

McFarland, Mack
September 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Sep2007, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p36
The article discusses the past, present and future of the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement concerning the phaseout of ozone-depleting substances. It examines requirements of the protocol, focusing on how the agreement has impacted the HVACR industry. It highlights positive outcomes stemming from the protocol over the period 1987-2007. It explains the protocol's impact on the health of the ozone layer, the next essential steps toward meeting the agreement's ultimate objectives, and challenges that lie ahead.


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