A critical review of the successful CFC phase-out versus the delayed methyl bromide phase-out in the Montreal Protocol

@article{Gareau2010ACR,
  title={A critical review of the successful CFC phase-out versus the delayed methyl bromide phase-out in the Montreal Protocol},
  author={Brian J. Gareau},
  journal={International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={209-231}
}
  • Brian J. Gareau
  • Published 12 February 2010
  • Economics
  • International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
The Montreal Protocol is often described as an international environmental agreement par excellence. After all, it successfully led to the phase-out of almost 95% of all chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) use. A critical review of the Protocol’s history, however, suggests that its successes are deeply entrenched in the economic opportunities that were made available to phase out CFCs. The Montreal Protocol, in other words, was a “best-case scenario” for CFC producers. This may be problematic for… 
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