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Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Blegen B. (1987), "International Cooperation in Protection of Atmospheric Ozone: The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer", Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y, 16, 413.

Abstract: On September 14, 1987, in Montreal, Canada, 24 countries signed a landmark Protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, thereby taking a large step toward solution of the global environmental problem posed by the depletion of atmospheric ozone. The importance of this Protocol is two-fold: it serves to reduce the production of pollutants responsible for atmospheric ozone destruction, and it represents a milestone in the field of international environmental cooperation. By focusing on both these aspects of the Protocol, this article attempts to provide a thorough analysis of the ozone problem. After a summary of the scientific background of the current threat to atmospheric ozone, the article discusses the Protocol's historical background, analyzes its provisions, and highlights its significance for the field of international environmental law in general. It is hoped that this discussion will serve to demonstrate just how unique and revolutionary the Protocol is, as well as emphasize the scope and severity of the problem of atmospheric ozone depletion.

Ott H. (1991), "The new Montreal Protocol: a small step for the protection of the ozone layer, a big step for international law and relations", Verfassung und Recht in Übersee/Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America,188-208.

Abstract: In June, 1990, the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer met in London to negotiate and adopt an amendment which is remarkable in many ways and may very well open a new chapter in international relations. It was agreed upon to phase out completely the production and consumption of a whole range of chemical substances which are known to destroy the ozone layer. In addition, the parties reached an unprecedented agreement on a financial mechanism with as of yet unforseeable consequences for North-South relations, for the international economic order and for international law. This financial mechanism will be funded by the industrialized states and is designed to enable developing countries to restructure their industries in order to avoid ozone-depleting substances. Thus the conference may have set an important precedent in the fight against global environmental deterioration and may prove to be a step towards a genuinely sustainable development. The article focusses on three main aspects: Firstly, the author gives a brief account on the scientific background necessary to understand the scope of the problem and some examples of the national and international legislative reactions. The second part deals with the decisions taken at the London Meeting and with the changes to the Montreal Protocol. Finally, the results are considered with respect to their possible medium and long term implications. 

Parson E.A. (1996), "International protection of the ozone layer", Green Globe Yearbook,19-28.