At a glanceAs a result of the success of the Montreal Protocol in controlling ozone depleting substances, the stratospheric ozone layer is expect to recover to 1980 benchmark levels by around mid-century.
The outlook for Australia’s urban air quality is generally good. However, there is...
Ambient air quality
Effectiveness of management
Whereas Australia has had national standards and goals set for key pollutants in outdoor (i.e. ambient) air, there are no standards or guidelines for pollutant...
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