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Life Cycle based Hotspots in Cooling Systems
The Life Cycle Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with the Ozone Secretariat, has conducted a study on the environmental impacts of air-conditioning and food cold chain systems. Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based hotspots analysis, the study identifies critical areas – hotspots - contributing to ozone layer depletion and climate change. Our infographics and brochures discuss these hotspots and outline potential policy interventions to make informed decisions for a more sustainable cooling sector and mitigate its impacts.

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Treaties

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer EN | ES | FR
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. This phase-out plan includes both the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. The landmark agreement was signed in 1987 and entered into force in 1989.

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The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. This phase-out plan includes both the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. The landmark agreement was signed in 1987 and entered into force in 1989.

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer  EN | ES | FR
The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

When did we realize ozone depletion was an issue, and how did we fix it? By 1985, the globe had already seen advancements in the scientific understanding of ozone depletion and its impacts on human health and the environment. It was then that the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was created in response.

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The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

When did we realize ozone depletion was an issue, and how did we fix it? By 1985, the globe had already seen advancements in the scientific understanding of ozone depletion and its impacts on human health and the environment. It was then that the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was created in response.