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Race to Save the Sky

Posted: 27 Jul 2001

Brokered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the 1987 Montreal Protocol on ozone depletion was heavily criticised by environmental groups at the time for not being tough enough. But now it is seen as the most successful of all the international environmental accords.

In Race to Save the Sky the film shows that the world is on course to end the threat from ozone-depleting chemicals. Industry has come up with alternatives and Russia and developing nations are receiving support to leapfrog CFC technologies. But unfortunately, the first generation of alternatives are also potent greenhouse agents. The race is on to get industry and the consumers to adopt hydrocarbons - the climate and ozone layer friendly alternative.

This 24-minute film produced in 1999 is part of Earth Report Series 4 and is available from:


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London NW1 4RZ


To order online, visit TVE�s
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