Vienna Convention

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Vienna Convention was established to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects resulting from modifications of the ozone layer.

The Protocol to this Convention, the Montreal Protocol, was signed in Montreal, Canada, in 1997 to protect the ozone layer by taking precautionary measures to control global emissions of substances that deplete it.

Trinidad and Tobago continues to be in full compliance with this Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) and has been successful in completely phasing out the importation of CFCs as at January 1, 2008.