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Denmark - The birthplace of CO2 control
Denmark has been proactively tackling air pollution since the 1970s.
Degradation of stratospheric ozone related to man-made emissions of CFC’s and HFC’s affects health, nature and the climate. Denmark has been leading the fight against ozone depletion for many years.
In 1988 an action plan was developed in Denmark to combat Ozone Depleting substances (ODSs).
The national plan was to reduce the consumption of ODSs by 50 % by 1995 and to end their use completely by 1999. A tax on CFCs and halons was put in place toghether with legislation that only permitted the use of ODSs until alternatives became available.
By 1995, Denmark had phased out all use of the majority of ODSs, and only very small amounts of HCFCs remained as it was legal to refill fridges with regenerated HCFCs until 31 December 2014. Today in Denmark, ozone-layer depleting substances have been abandoned.