1972 – Stockholm meeting – adopt soft law standards – adopt Trail Smelterprinciple
Ozone critically protects life from toxic effects of ultraviolet radation
Certain industrial chemicals destroy ozone when released into the atmosphere.
CFCs suspected – circulate around the globe.
US then, pushing for similar global ban.
EC opposed restrictions on consumption – argued for restrictions on PRODUCTION.
Since Europe has majority of existing production facilities, will benefit if stop creation of NEW production facilities.