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The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer logo was developed to provide a distinct brand for the two treaties across various communication assets and applications. The visual identity guideline is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of applications and correct use of the logo.

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The Protocol, along with the Vienna Convention, achieved universal participation on 16 September 2009 – the first treaties of any kind in the history of the United Nations system to achieve that aspiration.

This edition has been updated to include all relevant information from 1989 to date.


Briefing notes
Baselines:  Past practices and current challenges

The purpose of this briefing note is to provide background information about the following areas:

  • The baselines agreed under the Montreal Protocol to date for CFCs, carbon tetrachloride, HCFCs and methyl bromide, as examples, in both non-Article 5 and Article 5 parties;
  • The time lag between the year in which a decision was taken and the years of the baseline and initial control measures;
  • The baselines that have been put forward in the HFC amendment proposals.

2015 meeting, parties decided “Dubai pathway on HFCs” to “work within the Montreal Protocol to an HFC amendment in 2016 by resolving challenges by generating solutions in the contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs”. This briefing note is to provide background info about agreed baselines under Montreal Protocol, time lag between decision and the years of baseline and initial controls, and baselines put forward in the HFC amendment proposals. The information in this note is intended only as background material for the parties; it is not intended to be exhaustive and does not provide policy recommendations.