The task of protecting the ozone layer is far from over
Nairobi, September 1996- From the beginning of this year, the production and consumption of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) and many other chemicals, once hailed as miraculous until it was discovered they were destroying the Earth's protective ozone layer, have been phased out by all industrialized countries, save for small, permitted, essential uses. Developing countries have a grace period to follow suit. The Multilateral Fund, created in 1991, has so far disbursed about $US 500 million to assist developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol.
Monday 16 Sep 1996