Villach Conference

THE CONFERENCE HELD in Villach, Austria, from October 9 to 15, 1985, was the result of the continuing work of several international entities. In some views, the background to the conference and the starting point for internationally cohesive attempts to understand the issues related to the stratospheric ozone layer depletion and climate change have been traced to the UN Conference on Human Development in Stockholm in 1972. The technical, scientific understanding of the possibility of human-induced effects on the ozone layer and of climate change developed in the diplomatic context as complementary efforts linked through a reliance on common research initiatives.

A World Climate Conference held in Geneva in 1979 continued the efforts of the 1972 UN Conference on Human Development and led to the World ...

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