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Second, CFC-11 is cheaper than alternative chemicals, which many of the small refrigeration and insulation factories can’t afford to use. Transnational Environmental Policy: Reconstructing Ozone. She has a Master’s Degree in English literature and a background in teaching, journalism and marketing.
As scientists in the ‘80s explored the relationship between CFCs (which were ubiquitous at the time, found in hundreds of products, from egg cartons, bicycle seats and stuffed animals, to air conditioners, ice machines and soda fountain dispensers, as well as all kinds of aerosol dispensers) the CFC industry came out strongly opposed to “premature” international CFC regulation or bans. Request a trial of Ebook Central to explore: Abbasi, S.
This complicated international efforts to preserve the ozone layer.
The challenge of enforcing CFC bans in China is two-fold. Ozone and Ozone Depletion: Sources, Environmental Impact and Health.
First, it’s easy for these small-scale industries to be overlooked by officials – many of these factories don’t even have names are situated in remote areas. Notes: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Courtney Suciu is Pro Quest’s lead blog writer.Based on the scale of detected emissions there is good reason to believe the problem extends beyond these uncovered cases.” Established September 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty that includes legally binding goals to phase out the use of CFCs and other chemicals which contribute to the deterioration of the ozone layer. Protecting the Ozone Layer: The United Nations History. This agreement, along with the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (which the Montreal Protocol supplements), is an unprecedented example of international cooperation – and the UN’s first universally ratified treaties, signed by 196 states, plus the European Union. Here, small factories continued to make or use CFC-11, a banned version of the chemical frequently used in foam insulation.“The scale of this environmental crime is devastating, with massive potential impact on the climate the ozone layer,” Alexander Von Bismarck, executive director of the Environmental Investigation Agency, told The New York Times.But in spring 2018, a disconcerting discovery was made. “Last month,” The New York Times reported in June, “scientists disclosed a global pollution mystery: a surprise rise in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer.” Times reporters and private investigators collected evidence including documents, interviews and advertisements to find out where the emissions were coming from.It turns out tons of CFCs are still being released into the atmosphere, setting progress back by decades. All signs pointed to Xingfu, “a scrappy industrial boomtown” in rural China.As required by the Montreal Protocol, top scientists from around the world prepare a report on the state of the ozone layer every three or four years. Newsday writer Robert Cooke reported that measurements indicated that amounts of one of the first chemicals regulated by the treaty was “disappearing from the air more quickly than expected.” But in July 2018, more than 140 national delegates, civil society representatives, industry stakeholders and environmental agencies gathered for the annual Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol “against the backdrop of an urgent challenge to 30 years of ozone recovery,” according to a news release issued by the UN Environmental Program “We cannot relax our vigilance for a second,” Ozone Secretariat Tina Birmpili said in the meeting’s opening remarks. Any illegal consumption and production of CFC-11 demands decisive action.” The 30 Annual Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol will convene November 5-9, 2018. This is the formal decision-making arm of the protocol who will determine what needs to be done in response to breaches of the agreement, how to move forward with preservation of the ozone layer. So, demand is high because demand for products made with them is high – and, ironically, on the rise along with rising environmental consciousness. “Paradoxically,” according to The Times, “underground demand for CFC-11 may have been partly spurred by China’s increasingly strict environmental standards.