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From Precaution to Profit: Contemporary Challenges to Environmental Protection in the Montreal Protocol

Brian J. Gareau


The Montreal Protocol has been cited as the most successful global agreement, responsible for phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances. However, this book argues that the Montreal Protocol has failed—largely because of neoliberal ideals involving economic protectionism, but also due to the protection of the legitimacy of certain forms of scientific knowledge. The book traces the rise of a new form of disagreement between global powers, members of the scientific community, civil society, and agro-industry groups, leaving efforts to push for environmental protection relatively ineffecti ... More

Keywords: Montreal Protocol, global agreement, ozone-depleting substances, economic protectionism, scientific community, global powers, civil society, environmental protection, agro-industry groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300175264
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300175264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian J. Gareau, author