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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Copenhagen
Date of Signature 25/11/1992
Date of Entry Into Force 14/06/1994
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To amend the Montreal Protocol in order to adopt further measures for protecting the ozone layer more effectively. The Montreal Protocol aims to protect the ozone layer through enhanced international cooperation by taking precautionary measures to control equitably total global emissions of substances that deplete it.
Remarks The Protocol was designed so that the phase-out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Amends the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal 16/09/1987, amended at London on 09/06/1990, at Copenhagen on 25/11/1992 and at Montreal on 17/09/1997. Related acts: - Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Vienna, 22 March 1985; - Adjustments to the Protocol (Decisions XI-2, XI-3 and XI-4), adopted at Beijing in December 1999 (in force on 28/07/2000).
OJ Reference L33, 07/02/1994, p. 3
Depositary United Nations
Contracting Parties European Community, Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Authentic Texts Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Atmosphere Pollution
international convention
pollution control measures
prevention of pollution
protocol to an agreement
stratospheric pollution
Date of Signature 20/11/1995
Conclusion Date 05/11/1997
Ratification Status AP
Conclusion Decision 94/68/EC: Council Decision of 2 December 1993 concerning the conclusion of the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer; OJ L 33 of 07/02/1994, p.1
Date of Entry Into Force 25/03/1998
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 130

Last Update :   18/07/2007