A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



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Contents below:

     · General information     

       · Periodicals

         · Timelines

           · Institutions

                    ~ International organizations

                    ~ Government agencies

                    ~ Scientific institutions

                    ~ Networks

                    ~ NGOs

                    ~ Private sector

             · Education    

               · Documentary films                    

                 · Books

General information

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995

Ozone depletion @ Encyclopedia Britannica

Ozone depletion @ Wikipedia

Ozone layer @ Our World in Data

WMO/UNEP Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion @ NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory

Vital Ozone Graphics @ GRID-Arendal     




Regulatory History of CFCs and Other Stratospheric Ozone-Depleting Chemicals (to 1993)

     · USEPA historical archive

History of the Ozone Layer timeline

UNEP Ozone Secretariat Timeline

Institutions ~ International organizations

International Organizations Involved in Ozone Research

     · This is a helpful diagram from UNEP.



         National Ozone Units

     Ozone Secretariat

          Scientific Assessment Panel



World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

     Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW)

          Stratospheric ozone and ultraviolet radiation research


Institutions ~ Government agencies

European Commission


          Ozone layer and ultra-violet radiation

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

     Ozone layer protection

     Ozone depleting substances

US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)



Institutions ~ Scientific institutions

International Ozone Commission

Institutions ~ Networks

Clean Cooling Collaborative

     · Formerly the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)

Institutions ~ NGOs

The Ozone Hole

     " organization dedicated to protecting the ozone layer, the climate and Earth's environment

     by educating and motivating the public through its internationally respected websites"

World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Center

Institutions ~ Private sector

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

     European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee



Ozone Hero Recruitment Centre

Documentary films

Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet

     · PBS ~ 55m51s

The Antarctic Ozone Hole -- From Discovery to Recovery, a Scientific Journey

     · United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) ~ 16m36s

Why you don’t hear about the ozone layer anymore

     · Vox ~  8m34s

Books (a non-comprehensive selection)

Bankobeza, Gilbert M. 2005. Ozone Protection: The International Legal Regime: Eleven International Publishing.

Benedick, Richard Elliot. 1998. Ozone diplomacy: New directions in safeguarding the planet.

     Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Christie, Maureen. 2001. Ozone layer: A philosophy of science perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Dotto, Lydia, and Harold Schiff. 1978. The ozone war. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday.

Litfin, Karen T. 1994. Ozone discourses. New York: Columbia University Press.

Stratospheric ozone depletion