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Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna Convention Layer on the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985

Preamble

Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - General obligations

Article 3 - Research and Systematic Observations

Article 4 - Co-operation in the Legal, Scientific and Technical Fields

Article 5 - Transmission of Information

Article 6 - Conference of the Parties

Article 7 - Secretariat

Article 8 - Adoption of Protocols

Article 9 - Amendment of the Convention or Protocols

Article 10 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 11 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 12 - Signature

Article 13 - Ratification Acceptance or Approval

Article 14 - Accession

Article 15 - Right to vote

Article 16 - Relationship between the Convention and its Protocols

Article 17 - Entry into Force

Article 18 - Reservations

Article 19 - Withdrawal

Article 20 - Depositary

Article 21 - Authentic Texts

Annex I - Research And Systematic Observations

Annex II - Information Exchange

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Manifest

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Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna Convention Layer on the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985

Annex I - Research And Systematic Observations

1. The Parties to the Convention recognize that the major scientific issues are:

(a) Modification of the ozone layer which would result in a change in the amount of solar ultra-violet radiation having biological effects (UV-B) that reaches the Earth's surface and the potential consequences for human health, for organisms, ecosystems and materials useful to mankind;

(b) Modification of the vertical distribution of ozone, which could change the temperature structure of the atmosphere and the potential consequences for weather and climate.

2. The Parties to the Convention, in accordance with Article 3, shall co-operate in conducting research and systematic observations and in formulating recommendations for future research and observation in such areas as:

(a) Research into the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere ...;

(b) Research into health, biological and photodegradation effects ...;

(c) Research on effects on climate ...;

(d) Systematic observations ....

3. The Parties to the Convention shall co-operate, taking into account the particular needs of the developing countries, in promoting the appropriate scientific and technical training required to participate in the research and systematic observations outlined in this Annex. [......]

4. The following chemical substances of natural and anthropogenic origin, not listed in order of priority, are thought to have the potential to modify the chemical and physical properties of the ozone layer:

(a) Carbon substances

(i) Carbon monoxide (CO) ....

(ii) Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) ....

(iii) Methane (CH 4 ) ....

(iv) Non-methane hydrocarbon species ....

(b) Nitrogen substances

(i) Nitrous oxide (N 2 O) ....

(ii) Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) ....

(c) Chlorine substances

(i) Fully halogenated alkanes ....

(ii) Partially halogenated alkanes ....

(d) Bromine substances

Fully halogenated alkanes ....

(e) Hydrogen substances

(i) Hydrogen (H 2 ) ....

(ii) Water (H 2 O) ....


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