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The ozone layer is on the right path to recovery: Here's how the world made it happen

The hole in the ozone layer is located above the South Pole Image: Unsplash/noaa

Simon Torkington

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The layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. The ozone layer lies within the stratosphere.
The layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. The ozone layer lies within the stratosphere. Image: NASA

Image of the ozone layer
A depiction of the ozone layer above Antarctica as it existed on 8 November 2022. Image: NASA

Chart showing the ozone layer depleting substance consumption.
The use of ozone-depleting chemicals like CFCs has reduced to almost zero. Image: Our World in Data
The Montreal Protocol sets out a roadmap for the elimination of ozone depleting gases.
The Montreal Protocol sets out a roadmap for the elimination of ozone depleting gases. Image: UNEP
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