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Climate Change: Lessons Learned from the Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on September 16, 1987, and entered into force on January 1, 1989, followed by a first meeting in Helsinki, May 1989. Since then, it has undergone seven revisions.

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Carbon Credits, Sustainability | | 1 Comment

Depletion of the Ozone Layer 1987

I was reading about CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) and how they impact our environemnt.   CFC is an organic compound that contains carbonchlorine, and fluorine.  CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. The manufacture of such compounds is being phased out by theMontreal Protocol because they contribute to ozone depletion.

My quick research on the subject lead me to this video I found on You Tube talking about the depletion of the Ozone Layer in 1987.  Anyways I don’t want to start a rant, so I’ll let you watch this video if your interested.  Too bad we haven’t made stricter regulations for manufactures and other businesses alike.  It might be easier that way then to educate all the consumers…

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Clean Energy, Sustainability | , , | Leave a comment