GVPT 306 Chapter Notes - Chapter November 6: Aerosol Spray, Bromomethane, Haloalkane

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It was the first treaty to address a global environmental threat. It required significant cuts in the production and use of several important chemicals that were central to economic activity in key industries. It was reached in the absence of clear scientific proof concerning the problem an example of the precautionary principle in global environmental treaty. It influenced aspects of later environmental treaties, including control measures, reporting requirements, assessment panels, differentiated responsibilities for developing countries, and review procedures. It contained clear, innovative, and effective mechanisms for expanding and strengthening the treaty in response to new scientific information. It has been a significant success in a way that other global environmental agreements have not. In march 1989, satellite data showed that the ozone layer above north america was beginning to thin. In 1988, the chemical company dupont announced that it was now able to produce effective. Cfc substitutes; dupont was followed by other large chemical firms, including several european companies.

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