This book is the first full historic previous of worldwide efforts to protect the ozone layer, the largest success however achieved in managing human impacts on the worldwide environment. Its arguments about how this success was achieved are every theoretically novel and of good significance for the administration of various worldwide points, notably worldwide local climate change. The book gives an account of the ozone-depletion factors from the first makes an try and develop worldwide movement in the Nineteen Seventies to the mature functioning of the present worldwide regime. It examines the parallel developments of politics and negotiations, scientific understanding and controversy, technological progress, and business method that shaped the problem's enchancment and its environment friendly administration. In addition to, the book supplies important new insights into how the interactions amongst these domains influenced the formation and adaptation of the ozone regime. Addressing the preliminary formation of the regime, the book argues that authoritative scientific assessments have been important in constraining protection debates and shaping negotiated agreements. Assessments gave scientific claims a functionality to range protection actors' conduct that the claims themselves, however nicely-recognized and verified, lacked. Relating to subsequent adaptation of the regime, the book identifies a set of feedbacks between the periodic revision of chemical controls and the strategic responses of affected industries, which drove speedy software of newest approaches to reduce ozone-depleting chemical compounds. These feedbacks, promoted by the regime's novel technology analysis course of, allowed worldwide use of the chemical compounds to say no further and faster than even the boldest predictions, by virtually ninety 5 % inside ten years.