Consider the following statements:
- Cartagena protocol aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity.
- Montreal protocol aim to achieve stabilization of the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere
Which of the above statements is/ are correct?
Montreal protocol deals with ozone layer depleting substance; it is Kyoto protocol which deals with greenhouse gases. Montreal protocol was agreed on 16 September 1987, and entered into force on 1 January 1989. It aims at reduction of ozone depleting substances, mainly CFC and HCFC, which are potent green house gases, thousand times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
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