Australia’s Strategy for Managing Ozone Depleting Substances and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases - Fact sheet
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Damage to the Earth's protective ozone layer has sparked unprecedented world-wide concern and action. Over 194 countries have signed the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to phase out ozone depleting substances since it came into effect in 1989.
As one of these countries, Australia continues to be a world leader in the phase out of ozone depleting substances, in many cases well ahead of the Protocol requirements. Australia's approach has been based on a highly co-operative partnership between industry, the community, and all levels of government.