'Dr. Yoshida has written the most comprehensive contemporary study of the international ozone régime in English. He has explored both the negotiation of the relevant treaties and their operation in practice. His study addresses legal and institutional issues and gives important insights into some of the most novel features of the rigime, including its non-compliance procedure. There is much in his work which will interest both lawyers and international relations specialists. Above all he shows that multilateral, negotiated, solutions to global environmental problems are possible, given sufficient political will. His conclusions deserve the wider appreciation which publication of this book will help to ensure.'
Professor Alan E. Boyle, University of Edinburgh.
Table of contents
List of Abbreviations. List of Cases. List of Diagrams and Tables. Acknowledgements. About the Author. Foreword. Introduction. Part I: International Legal Régimes. I. International Environmental Régimes. Part II: The International Treaties for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. II. The 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Principles of Modern International Environmental Law. III. The Historical Evolution of the International Cooperative and Regulatory Régime for the Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone Layer: The Internationalisation of ODS Regulatory Measures and National Implementation and Enforcement of the Ozone Treaties. Part A: The Development of the International Regulations to Control ODSs in the Montreal Ozone Protocol Régime. I. Introduction. II. The Montreal Protocol Negotiation: Preparation of the Protocol on the Protection of the Ozone Layer Within UNEP. III. International Legal Regulation of Specified ODSs Under the Montreal Protocol. IV. The Development of the International Cooperative and Regulatory Ozone Régime: The Evolution of Control Measures and Other ODSs-Related Issues. Part B: The National Implementation of the International Treaties for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. I. Introduction. II. National Implementation and Enforcement of the International Ozone Treaties. III. Conclusions: Looking Ahead. Part III: The Ozone Régime, and the GATT/WTO Trade Law Régime. IV. The Montreal Ozone Protocol Régime and the International Trade Law Régime of the GATT/WTO. Part IV: The Compliance System of the Montreal Protocol. V. The Montreal Non-Compliance Procedure and the Functions of the Internal International Institutions. VI. The Financial Mechanism of the Montreal Protocol and the International Transfer of Ozone-Friendly Technology: Capacity Building in the Ozone Régime. Part V: Conclusions. VII. The International Legal Régime for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.