Protecting the Ozone Layer: Lessons, Models, and Prospects / Edition 1

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Since the mid-1980s, the international community has adopted several significant instruments designed to reverse the degradation of the life support systems of the planet. None of these international agreements have been as successful as the 1987 Montreal Protocol in creating the incentives and mechanisms for protecting the ozone layer. Protecting the Ozone Layer: Lessons, Models, and Prospects is the product of a Colloquium that was organized in September 1997 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. Contributions have been gathered from researchers and practitioners in the field, including some of the very same scientists whose work awakened the international community to the seriousness of the danger that humanity now faces. Other contributors include the scholars and diplomats who wrote and negotiated the text of the Protocol and its amendments and the key figures who have been influential in convincing industry to support the process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792382454
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of Acronyms
Introduction: The Montreal Regime: A New Model for International Cooperation on Global Environmental Issues? 1
The Scientist and the Politician
Stratospheric Ozone Chemistry 13
The Story of the Ozone Layer: Lessons Learned and Impacts on the Future 19
The Role of Science
The Evolving UV Climate 29
UV-B Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems 39
Effects of UV-B on Plants and Terrestrial Ecosystems 43
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and UV-Induced Immune Suppression 47
Effects on Skin and Eyes 55
UV Index: A Tool for Public Response 59
What Should Be Done in a Science Assessment 67
Commentary on Presentation by Daniel Albritton 75
The Role of Diplomacy
The Montreal Protocol as a New Approach to Diplomacy 81
The Montreal Protocol: A New Legal Model for Compliance Control 91
The Use of Trade Measures in the Montreal Protocol 99
The Montreal Regime: Sticks and Carrots 107
International Cooperation: An Example of Success 113
The Montreal Protocol: Whose Model? 117
Comments on Ambassador Mateos' and Dr. Khosla's Remarks 123
The Montreal Protocol: The First Adaptive Global Environmental Regime? 127
Comments: The Atmosphere as Global Commons 135
The Role of Technology
Technology Assessment for the Montreal Protocol 143
TEAP Terms of Reference 149
Countries with Economies in Transition 153
Importance of the TEAP in Technology Cooperation 163
Scientific Objectivity, Industrial Integrity and the TEAP Process 167
Global Benefits and Costs of the Montreal Protocol 173
Lessons From the CFC Phase-out in the United States 179
Highlights of Ozone Protection Leadership by Industry in Developing Countries 191
Competitive Advantage Through Corporate Environmental Leadership 195
Lessons from the Thailand Leadership Initiative, the Vietnam Corporate Pledge, and the Global Semiconductor Agreement 201
Champions of Ozone Layer Protection 207
Closing Comments 213
Annex 1 Ozone Protection Chronology 217
Annex 2 The Tenth Anniversary Colloquium Declaration 221
Index 227
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