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Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: Progress report, 2004

  • Lars Olof Björn
  • United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
Publishing year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 177-184
Publication/Series: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

Abstract english

The measures needed for the protection of the layer are decided regularly by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, now consisting of 188 countries. The Parties are advised on knowledge relevant to this task by three panels of experts: the Scientific, Environmental Effects, and Technology and Economic Assessment Panels. These panels produce an assessment every four years. The Environmental Effects Assessments are also published in the scientific literature; the latest report was published as a series of papers in Photochemical & Photobiolog-ical Sciences, 2003, 2, 1–72. In the intermediate years, the panels keep the Parties informed on new developments. The following Progress Report is the 2004 update by the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel and follows that for 2003 (Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2004, 3, 1–5).

Since the first assessments in 1989, the complexity of the linkages between ozone depletion (Fig. 1), UV-B radiation and climate change has become more apparent. This makes it even clearer than before that we are dealing with long-term ozone developments, which can be complicated by large year to year variability.

Originally published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: Progress Report 2004.


  • Biological Sciences


  • Photobiology
  • ISSN: 1474-9092
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Molecular Cell Biology

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