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Building an Adaptive Regime

Edward A. Parson

in Protecting the Ozone Layer

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195155495
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195155491.003.0008
 Building an Adaptive Regime

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Reintegrates the discussions of science, technology, and policy to examine how the ozone protection regime has adapted since its formation. Discusses the linked processes of negotiation, assessment, and technological innovation that allowed the Montreal Protocol of 1987 to adapt repeatedly to new scientific knowledge and new technological capabilities, by strengthening and extending its control measures four times (1989–1990, 1991–1992, 1992–1995, 1995–1999). Finally, a brief assessment is made of the status of the regime at the end of the 1990s, including a review of several significant implementation problems.

Keywords: CFCs; chlorofluorohydrocarbons; environmental protection; implementation; international agreements; Montreal Protocol; ozone depletion

Chapter.  25359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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