Deal reached on cutting ozone-damaging emissions
"A deal which UNEP believes is historic has been reached on the accelerated freezing and phase-out of HCFCs."
- Nick Nuttall, UNEP spokesperson
Monrteal, Quebec, Canada - Delegates from almost 200 countries agreed late on Friday to eliminate ozone-depleting substances faster than originally planned, the United Nations said.
The agreement was reached at a conference in Montreal to mark the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, which was designed to cut chemicals found to harm the ozone layer.