Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Partha Dasgupta and Karl-Göran Mäler

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 January 2020

Efficiency Issues and the Montreal Protocol on CFCs

Efficiency Issues and the Montreal Protocol on CFCs

Chapter:
(p.308) 12 Efficiency Issues and the Montreal Protocol on CFCs
Source:
The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2
Author(s):

Peter Bohm

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0003

Given that a treaty among national governments is the best institution available to control global public bads (GPBs) such as ozone layer depletion or global climate change, this chapter presents an investigation on whether there are any incentives to uncooperative inefficient behaviour based on the 1987 Montreal Protocol (MP). The main conclusion is that although at the time it was drafted MP was the ‘best’ feasible treaty for controlling CFC emissions, some incentives appear to be missing. The loss of CFCs as a result of inefficiency within the treaty is likely to be greater than that caused by a large number of (developing) countries not signing the treaty. Differences in net costs of reducing CFC use among signatories were not taken into account. Thirdly, the treaty focuses on CFC use and not on CFC emissions. The treaty allows trade of CFC-based products among signatories. This discourages signatories from trying to reduce CFC use more than that required by the MP. The existence of non-signatories means that scope remains for import of CFC-based products from such countries. This may also hinder the effectiveness of MP.

Keywords:   Montreal Protocol, ozone depletion, CFC emissions, global public goods

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .