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Ozone Annex to the Air Quality Agreement

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Dec 7, 2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-160041)
Place of adoption
Washington
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Dec 7, 2000
Subject
Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Long-range air pollution Public participation Public health Ozone layer Renewable energy Transboundary effects Emissions trading Emissions Air quality/air pollution Research Monitoring
Geographical area
North America
Abstract

The Ozone Annex was added to the Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement (December 2000) to address the transboundary air pollution leading to high air quality levels of ground-level ozone, a major component of smog. The long-term goal of the Ozone Annex is the attainment of the ozone air quality standards in both countries. Where there are transboundary flows of the pollution that creates ozone, the Ozone Annex commits both countries to reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, the precursor pollutants to ground-level ozone. (Source: https://www.ec.gc.ca/air/default.asp?lang=En&n=83930AC3-1)

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www.ec.gc.ca

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Countries Entry into force Ratification *
Canada
United States of America

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