Declaration on methyl bromide (1993)
DECLARATION BY AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, ICELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, LIECHTENSTEIN, NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND,UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES AND ZIMBABWE
The above Parties present at the Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol,
Concerned about the continuing depletion of the ozone layer of both the northern and southern hemispheres, partly due to methyl bromide,
Being aware that reductions in the emissions of methyl bromide will have a beneficial effect on the ozone layer, especially in the coming 10 years where chlorine concentrations in the atmosphere will reach a critical maximum,
Being also aware that in many cases more environmentally sound alternative substances, methods and technologies are already available and others are rapidly being developed,
Stress the need to strengthen the control measures decided at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol,
Declare their firm determination to reduce their consumption of methyl bromide by at least 25 per cent at the latest by the year 2000, and to phase out totally the consumption of methyl bromide as soon as technically possible.