Phase-out schedule emerges for ozone depleters

A broad international consensus that production of the main ozone-depleting chemicals should be banned by the end of 1995 was reached at an official meeting under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva on 8-17 July. But countries remain divided on the need for interim reduction targets for CFCs and methyl chloroform, and on how to curb two other types of ozone depleters, the pesticide methyl bromide and the CFC substitutes, HCFCs.

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