Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: progress report, 2015


Anthony L. Andrady, North Carolina State UniversityFollow
Pieter J. Aucamp, Ptersa Environmental Consultants,Follow
Amy T. Austin, University of Buenos AiresFollow
Alkiviadis F. Bais, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiFollow
Carlos L. Ballare, IFEVA Universidad de Buenos AiresFollow
Paul W. Barnes, Loyola University New OrleansFollow
Germar H. Bernhard, Biospherical Instruments IncFollow
Lars Olof Bjorn, Lund UniversityFollow
Janet F. Bornman, Curtin UniversityFollow
David J. Erickson, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryFollow
Frank R. de Gruijl, Leiden University Medical CenterFollow
Donat -P Hader, United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
Mohammad Ilyas, Albiruni Environment and Science Development Centre (EnviSC)
Janice Longstreth, TIGRRFollow
Robyn M. Lucas, Australian National UniversityFollow
Sasha Madronich, National Center For Atmospheric Research, Boulder, United StatesFollow
Richard L. McKenzie, New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchFollow
Rachel E. Neale, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteFollow
Mary Norval, University of EdinburghFollow
Nigel D. Paul, Lancaster UniversityFollow
Krishna K. Pandey, Institute of Wood Science and TechnologyFollow
Halim Halim Redhwi, King Fahd University of Petroleum & MineralsFollow
Sharon A. Robinson, University of WollongongFollow
Kevin C. Rose, University of Wisconsin
Keith R. Solomon, University of GuelphFollow
Barbara Sulzberger, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and TechnologyFollow
Yukio Takizawa, National Institute for Minimata DiseaseFollow
Ayako Torikai, Materials Life Society of JapanFollow
Kleareti Tourpali, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiFollow
Craig E. Williamson, Miami UniversityFollow
Stephen R. Wilson, University of WollongongFollow
Sten-Ake Wangberg, University of Gothenburg
Robert Worrest, Columbia UniversityFollow
Antony R. Young, King's College LondonFollow
Richard G. Zepp, United States Environmental Protection AgencyFollow



Publication Details

Andrady, A. L., Aucamp, P. J., Austin, A. T., Bais, A. F., Ballare, C. L., Barnes, P. W., Bernhard, G. H., Bjorn, L. Olof., Bornman, J. F., Erickson, D. J., de Gruijl, F. R., Hader, D. -P., Ilyas, M., Longstreth, J., Lucas, R. M., Madronich, S., McKenzie, R. L., Neale, R. E., Norval, M., Paul, N. D., Pandey, K. K., Redhwi, H. Halim ., Robinson, S. A., Rose, K. C., Solomon, K. R., Sulzberger, B., Takizawa, Y., Torikai, A., Tourpali, K., Williamson, C. E., Wilson, S. R., Wangberg, S., Worrest, R., Young, A. R. & Zepp, R. G. (2016). Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: progress report, 2015. United States: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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progress report, 2015


The Parties to the Montreal Protocol are informed by three P anels of experts. One of these is the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP), which deals with two f o- cal issues. The first focus is the effects of increased UV radiation on human health, a n- imals, plants, biogeochemistry, air quality , and materials. The second focus is on inte r- actions between UV radiation and global climate change and how these may affect h u- mans and the environment . When considering the effects of climate change, it has become clear that processes r e- sulting in changes in stratosphe ric ozone are more complex than previously believed . As a result of this, human health and environmental problems will be longer - lasting and more regionally variable. Like the other Panels, the EEAP produces a detailed report every four years; the most r ecent was published as a series of seven papers in 20 15 ( Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. , 20 15 , 14 , 1 - 184) . In the years in between, the EEAP produces less detailed and shorter Progress Report s, which highlight and assess the significance of developments in ke y areas of importance to the Parties . The present Progress Report for 20 15 is a short r e- port . A full Quadrennial Assessment , more detailed in terms of technical information, will be made available in 20 18 . T he 2015 Progress Report highlights the interactive nature of the effects of UV radi a- tion, atmospheric processes, and climate change

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