15 September 2017

Agreed in September 1987 by 24 countries and the European Economic Community, the Montréal Protocol aimed to halve substances that deplete the ozone layer. Widely considered the most successful international treaty in history on environmental issues, the Protocol has allowed the world to phase out 98% of substances depleting the ozone layer, leading scientists to estimate that the remaining “hole” over the Antarctic will close within a few decades. In an op-ed in Le Devoir, 2011 scholar Sébastien Jodoin analyzes lessons learned from this historic agreement.

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Sébastien Jodoin

Sébastien is Assistant Professor at the McGill's Law Faculty.

2011 Scholars