Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed aimed at protecting the ozone layer, by phasing out the production of a number of greenhouse gases that are responsible for ozone depletion.

The Kyoto Protocol deals only with those greenhouse gases that are not covered by the Montreal Protocol, namely:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N20)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

Related Topics

Kyoto Protocol

UNFCCC