Questions and answers about the effects of ozone depletion, UV radiation, and climate on humans and the environment
The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement that protects the ozone layer, which protects our planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation. It limits the release of ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere.
The Protocol established an EEAP group to regularly evaluate scientific information on changes in the ozone layer and alternative technologies. EEAP assesses the environmental impact of ozone depletion.
This collection of questions and answers was created by the Environmental Impact Assessment Panel, complements the 2022 Quadrennial Assessment, is written in easy-to-understand language, and contains interesting and useful information for a wide range of policymakers, the public, teachers and scientists. The compendium examines the importance of UV radiation to life, both its beneficial and negative effects, describes the change in UV radiation over time.
Some changes in the ozone layer are related to climate change. The collection focuses on the impacts of climate change on human health and life on land, lakes and oceans. The themes of the collection show the connection between many important issues that affect life. In addition to their atmospheric and biological roles, UV radiation, ozone and climate change affect the quality of the air we breathe. The volume discusses the impact of UV radiation on building materials and the role of UV radiation in land and ocean debris pollution. In general, the collection emphasizes the important role of the Montreal Protocol in protecting life on Earth and aims to make humanity aware of the need to use innovative ways to ensure environmental sustainability and quality of life.