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Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy

Edward A. Parson


Offers the first comprehensive history of international efforts to protect the ozone layer by abandoning the use of chlorofluorohydrocarbons (CFCs), and underlines that this is the greatest success yet achieved in managing human impacts on the global environment. The arguments advanced to explain how this success was achieved are theoretically novel and of great significance for the management of other global problems, particularly global climate change. An account is provided of ozone‐depletion issues from the first attempts to develop international action in the 1970s to the mature functioni ... More

Keywords: CFCs, chemicals, chlorofluorohydrocarbons, environmental management, environmental policy, environmental protection, international agreements, international cooperation, negotiation, ozone depletion, ozone layer, ozone protection regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195155495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195155491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward A. Parson, author
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
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