Celebrating the 25 years of The Montreal Protocol

Montreal protocolDespite all the gloom and doom of current events, there are reasons to celebrate, and to hope as the Montreal Protocol turned 25. This was at the time – and it still is – a huge success on environmental and climate issues.

Indeed, the World Bank noted that ” The Montreal Protocol, by controlling the consumption and production of these gases, has helped avoid 8 billion tons of CO2 per year – equivalent to the carbon emissions from some 1,900 power plants. “

A whole lot more needs to be done on climate if we want to avoid positive feedback mechanisms and an out-of-control climate, but the Montreal Protocol shows it CAN be done.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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