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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Edited by: Simon Mortimore
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Protecting the Ozone Layer New ed

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ISBN13: 9781844071722
ISBN: 1844071723
Published: November 2004
Publisher: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.99



In the 1970s the world became aware of a huge danger: the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer by CFCs escaping into the atmosphere, and the damage this could do to human health and the food chain. So great was the threat that by 1987 the UN had succeeded in coordinating an international treaty to phase out emissions; which, over the following 15 years has been implemented. It has been hailed as an outstanding success. It needed the participation of all the parties: governments, industry, scientists, campaigners, NGOs and the media, and is a model for future treaties. This volume provides the authoritative and comprehensive history of the whole process from the earliest warning signs to the present. It is an invaluable record for all those involved and a necessary reference for future negotiations to a wide range of scholars, students and professionals.

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Contents:
Introduction; The science of ozone depletion; Diplomacy: The beginning, 1974-1987; From strength to strength, 1988-1992; Racing towards success, 1993-2001; Technology and business policy; Implementation; Compliance; Media coverage; The role of environmental NGOs; Conclusions; Appendices: Timeline; World Plan of Action; Controlled substances; Control measures; Categories of incremental costs; Awards; Assessment panels; Core readings; Scholars of the Montreal Protocol; Selected ozone websites; Glossary, Index