Ozone layer recovery on track

The phase out of banned ozone-depleting substances has resulted in the ozone layer now being on track to recovery, the Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances reports.

Deterioration of the ozone layer is a threat to humans due to exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Thanks to the global phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals, this deterioration has now been turned around and a recovery is underway.

The Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 was awarded to Paul Crutzen, once a professor at MISU, together with Mario J. Molina and Frank Sherwood Rowland for research on the ozone layer and its deterioration.

Read more about the ozone layer recovery and research:

News release from the UN environment programme

Scientific Assessment on Ozone Depletion 2022

Read about Paul Crutzen, his work and Nobel prize (in Swedish)