This superb book...makes clear that governments will often have to act while there is still much scientific uncertainty...An authoritative, well-written work. (Foreign Affairs
Richard Benedick is not your average diplomat. A decade ago, industrialists tried to get him sacked as US negotiator to the Montreal Protocol meeting that banned the ozone-eating CFCs. He survived to tell that and many other stories in the new 'enlarged edition' of Ozone Diplomacy.
Updated to last September, it is still the definitive story of the world's first and so far most successful global environmental treaty. (New Scientist
About the Author
Ambassador Richard Elliot Benedick has had extensive diplomatic and negotiating experience in the U.S. Foreign Service. As a result of his work on the historic Montreal Protocol, he received in 1988 the highest presidential career public service honor: the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. In September 1997 he received the United Nations Environment Programme's Ozone Award for his work in negotiating the protocol and subsequent efforts on behalf of the ozone layer.