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Synthesis of the Reports of the Scientific, Environmental Effects, and Technology and Economic Assessment Panels of the Montreal Protocol

A Decade of Assessments for Decision Makers Regarding the Protection of the Ozone Layer

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: October 1999
  • Page count: 172
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 99.III.D.83

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The information synthesized in this report was drawn from the full reports of the three Assessment Panels: the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 1998; the Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion 1998 and the 1998 Report of the Technological and Economics Assessment Panel. This synthesis report provides a historical context, illustrating how the past assessment reports were utilized by and reflected in the sequence of decisions by the Parties; gives capsule summaries of the major 1998 findings of the three Assessment Panels; and focuses on 'the future' by analysing examples of possible options for policy consideration regarding potential further measures for the protection of the ozone layer. In addition, the report includes a section on questions frequently asked by the public about the ozone layer issue and in the last section, the report offers an interesting discussion on 'the world we avoided', giving a forecast of what could have occurred had there been no Montreal Protocol.