A HIGH-LEVEL meeting of the Montreal Protocol controlling ozone-depleting chemicals has reviewed data on the use of CFCs by developing countries, concluding that while most are in compliance, 25 of 136 had increased their consumption in 1999. The meeting, in Sri Lanka, also agreed a study to help governments decide how to replenish the protocol fund helping developing countries phase-out ozone depleting chemicals. It also told the protocol secretariat to report on the illegal trade in controlled substances.

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