This technical report has concluded that ozone layer recovery will occur more rapidly if eliminating the production of the ozone-depleting substance (ODS) hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and managing other remaining ODSs, are fast-tracked. This report found that phasing out the small remaining uses of ODSs, which are currently exempted from phase-outs, would hasten ozone recovery by about 11 years. 

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Organization: WMO, UNEP, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, European Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Topics: Environment, Science, Risk Reduction/Management, Chemicals and Waste

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English