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Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate

  • Anthony Andrady
  • Pieter J. Aucamp
  • Alkiviadis F Bais
  • Carlos L. Ballaré
  • Lars Olof Björn
  • Janet F. Bornman
  • Martyn M. Caldwell
  • Anthony P. Cullen
  • David J. Erickson
  • Frank R. de Gruijl
  • Donat-P. Häder
  • Mohammad Ilyas
  • G. Kulandaivelu
  • H.D. Kumar
  • Janice Longstreth
  • Richard L. McKenzie
  • Mary Norval
  • Nigel Paul
  • Halim Hamid Redhwi
  • Raymond C. Smith
  • Keith R. Solomon
  • Barbara Sulzberger
  • Yukio Takizawa
  • Xiaoyan Tang
  • Alan H. Teramura
  • Ayako Torikai
  • Jan C. van der Leun
  • Stephen R. Wilson
  • Robert C. Worrest
  • Richard G. Zepp
Publishing year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 13-22
Publication/Series: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional info: Is published also as a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Abstract english

After the enthusiastic celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that

Deplete the Ozone Layer in 2007, the work for the protection of the ozone layer continues. The

Environmental Effects Assessment Panel is one of the three expert panels within theMontreal Protocol.

This “EEAP” deals with the increase of the UV irradiance on the Earth’s surface and its effects on

human health, animals, plants, biogeochemistry, air quality and materials. For the past few years,

interactions of ozone depletion with climate change have also been considered. It has become clear that

the environmental problems will be long-lasting. In spite of the fact that the worldwide production of

ozone depleting chemicals has already been reduced by 95%, the environmental disturbances are

expected to persist for about the next half a century, even if the protective work is actively continued,

and completed. The latest full report was published in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2007, 6, 201–332,

and the last progress report in Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 15–27. The next full report on

environmental effects is scheduled for the year 2010. The present progress report 2008 is one of the

short interim reports, appearing annually.


  • Biological Sciences
  • ozone depletion
  • Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
  • climate change
  • ultraviolet radiation
  • United Nations Environment Programme


  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • 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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