Briefing - Revision of Regulation (EC) 1005/2009 on substances depleting the ozone layer - PE 699.490 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
The depletion of the ozone layer affects negatively both humans and the natural environment. It is provoked by chemicals known as 'ozone depleting substances' (ODSs), which are also potent greenhouse gases. They have been subject to legal regulation at international level for several decades (the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, adopted in the second half of the 1980s under UN auspices). EU has always spearheaded global efforts in the field of ODSs, adopting its first rules in the early 1980s and later addressing them specifically through Regulation (EC) 1005/2009. The ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the regulation published at the end of 2019 shows that overall performance matches expectations and that the regulation is thus fit for purpose, despite some aspects in need of improvement. A Commission proposal for revision of the regulation is expected in the spring of 2022. This implementation appraisal presents findings on the implementation of the regulation.
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