The Montreal Protocol has been cited as the most successful global agreement, responsible for phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances. But, says Brian Gareau in this provocative and engaging book, the Montreal Protocol has failed-largely because of neoliberal ideals involving economic protectionism but also due to the protection of the legitimacy of certain forms of scientific knowledge. Gareau traces the rise of a new form of disagreement between global powers, members of the scientific community, civil society and agro-industry groups, leaving them relatively ineffective in their efforts to push for environmental protection.
From Precaution to Profit
Subjects: Environmental Science, Political Science