The Montreal Protocol in 2011: Winning the Ozone Battle, Losing the Climate War
At last year’s Meeting of the Parties, delegates from over 140 nations had the opportunity to take action on a number of agenda items for climate mitigation consistent with their obligations for ozone protection. The HFC Phase-out Amendment proposals, a decision on ODS Banks, and action to maximize direct transitions to low-GWP alternatives all had the potential to far surpass the total mitigation achieved by the Kyoto Protocol. Tragically, the Parties failed to take decisive action on any of these opportunities, adding to the growing inevitability of acute and catastrophic climate change.
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