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Postby Bears Armed Mission » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:16 am

“Hrarroom!
“I have decided to leave our mission’s most recent other project within this chamber ‘on hold’, due to the relatively low level of support that it seemed to face, while we work on something of greater importance instead.
"Here is our initial draft for a proposal on a subject that I’m rrather surprised hasn’t
already been the subject of successful legislation here: This version actually exceeds the maximum length that’s allowed, slightly, and we will therefore be making some changes in the near future to condense the wording... but I decided to post it now so that any of you who are about to disappear from among us because of seasonal holidays will at least have the basic details to consider during any time that they might give to WA matters while away.
“For the ambassadors of those nations that occupy complete worlds of their own, so that their policies in this respect wouldn’t affect any other nations anyhows: That situation is one of the main reasons for the inclusion of sub-clause ‘4.A’, which should leave you free to continue with your own separate policies in this respect."

“Also, I am empowered to announce that if this proposal becomes a passed resolution then the nation of Bears Armed itself — although not actually bound legally to follow GA legislation — will comply voluntarily and fully with any timetables that ACE sets in this matter.”



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FAQ
1. What would this actually do?
Earth’s atmosphere includes a high-altitude ‘Ozone Layer’ that shields us against harmful levels of Ultraviolet light, and presumably this would also be the normal case for other worlds with Earth-like life (such as the other worlds on which some NS nations are located) as well. Unfortunately, however, some synthetic chemicals have harmful effects on that layer.
In the IC context, this proposal would limit the production & use of those chemicals in order to protect the Ozone Layer and thus protect the people (& other life-forms) living under it. It’s basically to establish a version of RL’s Montreal Protocol in NS, except that — because of how the GA works — setting the deadlines for phasing-out those chemicals has had to be delegated to a neutral committee instead of handled by subsequent meetings of national representatives.
In the OOC context, this would simply boost member nations stats for good environments by a bit in exchange for slight reductions in their manufacturing industries.

2. Hasn’t this already been done?
Not really, no: There was a ‘historical’ resolution on the subject, but that set such long deadlines that it’s unlikely many nations actually did much before it was repealed… and I suspect that a lot of nations have been dragging their heels since then (if their governments even acknowledge the problem in the first place) in the hope that other people will do enough to fix things without those nations themselves having to change their ways…

3. But what if the committee decides that some essential chemical such as water or oxygen “should” be phased-out?
One of the underlying presumptions on which the GA proposal-writing process is based, in order to save authors from having to use up some of the limited number of characters allowed by trying to micro-manage any committees that they want to establish, is that GA committees are honest and efficient. That being the case, and bearing in mind this proposal’s wording, they’re not going to be so bloody stupid: We can safely expect their rules to be pretty close to those of the Montreal Protocol, which have been in force in RL for over 30 years now without causing any such problems.

4. What if my nation’s people actually need the higher levels of UV light, and so don’t need an Ozone Layer?
Then presumably your people are on an entire world [or plural worlds] where this is the case, in which case those worlds’ atmospheres are “closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere” and IC the committee has to grant you a waiver. (Yes, unfortunately, the OOC effects on your nations’ stats would still happen: The system isn’t sensitive enough to check people’s RP before applying changes…)

5. but won’t this ruin my nation’s economy?
The stat effects should be relatively moderate, OOC… and the RL version didn’t ruin any RL nation’s economy.

6. What’s ‘WASP’?
It’s the ‘World Assembly Science Programme’, an agency that was established in GA Resolution #87 ‘Meteorological Cooperation’ and has already been re-used on a number of occasions since then.

7. But what about the non-WA nations? Won’t they keep on using those chemicals?
The WA can’t require them to follow this policy, admittedly, but then that’s a potential problem with a lot of other proposals & passed resolutions too. Hopefully seeing the WA’s member nations agreeing to this policy -- and seeing the science involved explained, so that they realize preserving their world’s Ozone Layer is in their own best interests; and seeing that cooperating with the WA's members in this matter is more likely to work than either unilateral action or just hoping that the problem will fix itself -- will inspire them to follow suit voluntarily… and clause ‘5’ might help, too.


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( This is the version that I have just submitted. I’ve just modified the wording slightly so that it will still fit within the length limit now that the International Meteorological Organisation is named [when first mentioned] in full. )

Ozone Layer Protection

Category:
Environmental
Industry Affected: Manufacturing

Description: The World Assembly,

Aware that high levels of Ultraviolet Light, particularly in certain wavelengths, can be very harmful to many types of life-forms including [for example] both humans and bears,

Understanding that the presence of Ozone [i.e. tri-atomic Oxygen molecules] at a suitable level in a planet’s upper atmosphere can give life below significant protection against such harmful ultraviolet rays within incoming sunlight,

Recognising that certain chemicals which are sometimes used in industry, particularly various members of the Halogenated Hydrocarbons group, are likely to deplete that layer of Ozone and thus reduce its protective effects if they escape into the atmosphere,

Wishing to prevent such damage to the protective Ozone, acknowledging this as a potential problem of international scope, and hoping that concerted action on the matter by this organisation’s members not only will be useful in itself but also will encourage non-member nations to take similar action as well;


Hereby,

1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use;

2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations targeting the specific substances concerned;

3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ‘ACE’), requires that member nations share their information on Ozone depletion with ACE, and instructs ACE to _
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry;
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties;
C/ Working with the International Meteorological Organisation (IMO), collect any necessary data on Ozone distribution and concentrations that national governments do not supply to ACE and the IMO anyway;
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and their own stability as well as their Ozone-depleting power per molecule;
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, or multinational businesses, that request it;
F/ Set deadlines (with scales of no less than four, and no more than twelve, years) by which all member nations are to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals by at least the ACE-specified levels, starting basically with the chemicals that pose the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes;

4). Requires all member nations to meet all deadlines that ACE sets for phasing out the production or use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE that their handling of those chemicals occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere in which case ACE will grant them a waiver for as long as those conditions continue;

5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to cooperate with ACE as well.


Ozone Layer Protection

Category: Environmental
Area of Effect: Manufacturing

Description: The World Assembly,

Aware that high levels of Ultraviolet Light, particularly from certain ranges of wavelength, can be very harmful to many types of life-forms including [for two examples] both humans and bears,

Understanding that the presence of Ozone [i.e. tri-atomic Oxygen molecules] at a suitable level in the upper atmosphere can play an important role in shielding life below against harmful ultraviolet wavelengths within the incoming sunlight,

Recognising that certain chemicals which are sometimes used in industry, particularly numerous members of the Halogenated Hydrocarbons group, are likely to deplete that layer of Ozone and thus reduce its protective effects if they escape into the atmosphere,

Wishing to prevent that damage to the protective Ozone, acknowledging this as a potential problem of international scope, and hoping that concerted action on the matter by this organisation’s members not only will be useful in itself but also will stimulate non-member nations into taking similar action as well;


Hereby,

1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use;

2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations that target the specific substances concerned;

3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ‘ACE’), requires that member nations share their information on Ozone depletion with ACE, and instructs ACE to _
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry;
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties;
C/ Working with the International Meteorological Organisation, collect any necessary data on Ozone distribution and concentrations that national governments do not supply to ACE and the IMO anyway;
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and their own stability as well as their Ozone-depleting power per molecule;
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, or multinational businesses, that request it;
F/ Set deadlines (with scales of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years) by which all member nations are to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals by at least the ACE-specified levels, starting basically with the chemicals that pose the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes;

4). Requires all member nations to meet any deadlines which ACE sets for phasing out the production and use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE that their handling of those chemicals occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere in which case ACE will grant them a waiver for as long as it can observe those conditions continuing;

5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to cooperate with ACE as well.


Save the Ozone Layer
(working title; the title actually to be used is subject to discussion)

Category: Environmental
Area of Effect: Manufacturing

Description: The World Assembly,

Aware that high levels of Ultraviolet Light, particularly from certain ranges of wavelength, can be very harmful to many types of life-forms including [for two examples] both humans and bears,

Understanding that the presence of Ozone [i.e. tri-atomic Oxygen molecules] at a suitable level in the upper atmosphere can play an important role in shielding life below against harmful ultraviolet wavelengths within the incoming sunlight,

Recognising that certain chemicals which are sometimes used in industry, particularly numerous members of the Halogenated Hydrocarbons group, are likely to deplete that layer of Ozone and thus reduce its protective effects if they escape into the atmosphere,

Wishing to prevent that damage to the protective Ozone, acknowledging this as a potential problem of international scope, and hoping that concerted action on the matter by this organisation’s members not only will be useful in itself but also will stimulate non-member nations into taking similar action as well;


Hereby,

1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use;

2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations that target the specific substances concerned;

3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ‘ACE’), requires that member nations share their information on Ozone depletion with ACE, and instructs ACE to _
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry;
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties;
C/ Working with the IMO, collect any necessary data on Ozone distribution and concetrations that national governments do not supply to ACE and the IMO anyway;
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and their own stability as well as their Ozone-depleting power per molecule;
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, or multinational businesses, that request it;
F/ Set deadlines (with scales of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years) by which all member nations are to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals by at least the ACE-specified levels, starting basically with the chemicals that pose the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes;

4). Requires all member nations to meet any deadlines which ACE sets for phasing out the production and use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE that their handling of those chemicals occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere in which case ACE will grant them a waiver for as long as it can observe those conditions continuing;

5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to cooperate with ACE as well.


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= 3’437 characters, including punctuation & spaces, so should fit within the allowed limit.


Differences from the first draft

Clause ‘3’, first section: Words “to be funded, organised, and staffed appropriately,” cut, but an explicit requirement for member nations to share their relevant data with ACE added.

‘3).C’: "those agencies”changed to “ACE and the IMO”, for increased clarity (and to cut the length by a few more characters).

Clause ‘4’, first section re-written for greater clarity, and sub-clause ‘4).B’ completely removed.

Various minor changes elsewhere in the text, to reduce the length and (hopefully) to increase clarity.


[u]Save the Ozone Layer

Category:[/b] Environmental
Area of Effect: Manufacturing

Description: The World Assembly,


Aware that high levels of Ultraviolet Light, particularly within certain ranges of wavelength, can be very harmful to many types of life-forms including [for two examples] both humans and bears,

Understanding that the presence of Ozone [i.e. tri-atomic Oxygen molecules] at a suitable level in the upper atmosphere can play an important role in shielding life below against harmful ultraviolet wavelengths within the incoming sunlight,

Recognising that certain chemicals which are sometimes used in various industries, particularly numerous members of the Halogenated Hydrocarbons group, are likely to deplete that Ozone and thus reduce its protective effects if they escape into the atmosphere,

Wishing to prevent that damage to the protective Ozone, acknowledging this as a potential problem of international scope, and hoping that concerted action on the matter by this organisation’s members not only will be useful in itself but also will stimulate non-member nations into taking similar action as well;


Hereby,

1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use;

2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations that target the specific substances concerned;

3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ‘ACE’), to be funded, organised, and staffed appropriately, which shall _
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry;
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties;
C/ Working with the IMO, collect any necessary data on Ozone concentrations and distribution that national governments do not supply to those agencies anyway;
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and the rates at which their own levels would decrease as well as their Ozone-depleting power on the molecular scale;
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, and multinational businesses, that request it;
F/ Set timetables (with scales of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years) for all member nations to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals, starting basically with those posing the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes;

4). Requires all member nations to meet any deadlines which ACE sets for phasing out the production and use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE that
A/ Their handling of those substances occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere, in which case ACE is required to grant them a waiver for as long as it can observe those conditions continuing;
or
B/ No safer alternatives to those substances are currently available to them, and the reduction in use would itself cause serious hardship within that nation, in which case ACE may [but is not absolutely required] grant them a temporary waiver for a period of time — of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years — in which to make suitable arrangements;

5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to follow ACE’s timetables as well.



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OOC: Although I can’t tell ACE exactly what to do, I expect that their priorities and timetables would probably be quite similar to those set in RL under the Montreal Protocol.
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Postby Dooom35796821595 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:33 pm

Objection! The technical wording may exempt nations that control their own planets, but our Aurora network informs me that this may still affect us due to....the...quantum uncertanty principle.....yeah, that thing. Meaning our manufacturing industry could suffer due to a resolution that would only help species so stupid or short sighted that they would destroy their own atmosphere.

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Can you please come up with a title that doesn't sound like it came from Greenpeace?
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Kaboomlandia wrote:Can you please come up with a title that doesn't sound like it came from Greenpeace?


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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:41 pm

Tinfect wrote:
Kaboomlandia wrote:Can you please come up with a title that doesn't sound like it came from Greenpeace?


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I'll have a proper post up at a later date, but for now, I'm going to have to agree, this is not a name befitting a Resolution.


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Or we could, you know, find some sort of descriptive middle ground there...
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Maybe a little weak, but overall looks good. Support.

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Seriously, the ozone layer? What is this, 1985?

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Sierra Lyricalia wrote:
Tinfect wrote:
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I'll have a proper post up at a later date, but for now, I'm going to have to agree, this is not a name befitting a Resolution.

"Fuck Skin Cancer"
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Or we could, you know, find some sort of descriptive middle ground there...

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Postby Wallenburg » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:19 pm

"What of planets with little to no ozone layer? What of worlds where life does not require an ozone layer to protect it?"
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Postby Mikoyansk » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:35 pm

Would not support and would actively campaign against.

Not only has the science regarding "ozone-layer depletion" be repeatedly called into question, it is an environmental issue that died with the 90's. Additionally, "persuading" non-WA nations seems to be rather overstretching of the power of the WA, in that non-WA nations cannot by definition be affected by legislation we pass. Therefore, I believe this part should be omitted.
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:47 pm

Mikoyansk wrote:Not only has the science regarding "ozone-layer depletion" be repeatedly called into question, it is an environmental issue that died with the 90's.

It really isn't something that has been called into question (the guys who discovered how it was happening even won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and it died with the 90s... because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol... which restricted worldwide CFC production.

Mikoyansk wrote:Additionally, "persuading" non-WA nations seems to be rather overstretching of the power of the WA, in that non-WA nations cannot by definition be affected by legislation we pass. Therefore, I believe this part should be omitted.

Metagaming is defined, in this context, as, 'Forcing WA legislation on non-member nations'. If one does not force and instead persuades, then that is something that does not fall afoul of the metagaming restrictions.

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:42 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:
Mikoyansk wrote:Not only has the science regarding "ozone-layer depletion" be repeatedly called into question, it is an environmental issue that died with the 90's.

It really isn't something that has been called into question (the guys who discovered how it was happening even won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and it died with the 90s... because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol... which restricted worldwide CFC production.


OOC: And basically solved the problem, if I might chime in. While other issues surrounding ozone depletion are present, CFC elimination seems to have had the most powerful measurable impact combating O3 depletion. Unless you count the government's mind control contrail serum. :roll:

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Postby Araraukar » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:36 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:OOC: Unless you count the government's mind control contrail serum. :roll:

OOC: Sshh, you're not supposed to mention that to anyone who isn't ultramarine super platinum security class. :p
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Postby Luziyca » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:42 pm

If we could suggest a name, how about "Resolution to Preserve the Ozone in the Atmosphere of Nations in the World Assembly"?
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Postby Wallenburg » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:43 pm

Luziyca wrote:If we could suggest a name, how about "Resolution to Preserve the Ozone in the Atmosphere of Nations in the World Assembly"?

Far too long for the title's character limit.
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Postby Araraukar » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:47 pm

Luziyca wrote:If we could suggest a name, how about "Resolution to Preserve the Ozone in the Atmosphere of Nations in the World Assembly"?

Except that is a whopping 54 marks too long. Resolution proposal titles are 30 marks, which includes the spaces between the words.

"Ozone Layer Protection Act" on the other hand is only 26 marks long.

Beyond the title, this is a ridiculous target for legislation on the WA scale. (OOC: It's basically a "(recent) past tech" problem even on RL Earth.)
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Postby Omigodtheykilledkenny » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:36 pm

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Mikoyansk wrote:Not only has the science regarding "ozone-layer depletion" be repeatedly called into question, it is an environmental issue that died with the 90's.

It really isn't something that has been called into question (the guys who discovered how it was happening even won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and it died with the 90s... because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol... which restricted worldwide CFC production.

Ozone depletion declined because of technological advances in the private sector, which allowed people to continue consuming popular products without further endangering global ozone levels. ...Technological advances, I would assume, that have been replicated in most MT/PMT societies by now -- even without a global treaty in effect.
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:41 pm

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:It really isn't something that has been called into question (the guys who discovered how it was happening even won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and it died with the 90s... because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol... which restricted worldwide CFC production.

Ozone depletion declined because of technological advances in the private sector, which allowed people to continue consuming popular products without further endangering global ozone levels. ...Technological advances, I would assume, that have been replicated in most MT/PMT societies by now -- even without a global treaty in effect.

It occurred because similar-priced substitutes were developed. The adoption of those similar-priced substitutes would not have been pushed for but with the Montreal Protocol.

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Postby Bananaistan » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:38 am

"We are not against the general principle but the current draft is a great deal of bureaucracy and committee decision making when it could just implement a straightforward ban on the offending chemicals. As it stands we couldn't support it. Nonetheless we will offer some specific critiques on parts of the text.

1). Requires all member nations to evaluate the potential Ozone-depleting properties of each and every chemical that their industries produce and/or use; Is it really necessary to evaluate all chemicals? We are going to have to have a civil servant going around to factories checking, for example, their water usage.

2). Strongly urges all member nations to reduce their production and use of all chemicals that are known to have serious Ozone-depleting properties, as far as possible, even in advance of any international regulations that target the specific substances concerned; This is fair enough. We always support urging.

3). Establishes within WASP an agency called the Atmospheric Chemistry Establishment (or ‘ACE’), to be funded, organised, and staffed appropriately, which shall _What exactly is appropriate funding, organising and staffing? Does it need to be explicitly mentioned?
A/ Collect data, and if necessary perform research, on the Ozone-depleting properties of all chemicals produced and used by industry; So now they are replicating the member states' work under the first clause.
B/ Discover what safer alternatives exist for any industrial chemicals that do have Ozone-depleting properties; Isn't this something that scientists in general would so anyway? In any case, we will have FT nations who already have established substitutes, so does this discovery form the gnomes simply poking around the more advanced nations? And then, what are they supposed to do with this knowledge?
C/ Working with the IMO, collect any necessary data on Ozone concentrations and distribution that national governments do not supply to those agencies anyway; What's the IMO and what are the agencies referred to?
D/ Determine the relative levels of hazard that the different Ozone-depleting chemicals pose to atmospheric Ozone levels, bearing in mind both extent of usage and the rates at which their own levels would decrease as well as their Ozone-depleting power on the molecular scale;I think I get what you are trying to say here but it could be a lot clearer, particularly the "rates at which their own levels would decrease" part. Is there another way to state this?
E/ Share all of the above data with any governments, government agencies, and multinational businesses, that request it;Fair enough.
F/ Set timetables (with scales of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years) for all member nations to phase out the production and use of specific Ozone-depleting chemicals, starting basically with those posing the greatest hazards to atmospheric Ozone levels but also bearing in mind the importance of their uses and the availability of safer substitutes; Why not less than four? What if someone is able to deal with it in, say, two years? Is it really necessary to have this timescale?

4). Requires all member nations to follow any timetables which ACE sets for phasing out the production and use of any Ozone-depleting chemicals, unless they can prove to ACE either that
A/ Their handling of those substances occurs only within closed systems from which escapes cannot threaten any other nation’s atmosphere, in which case ACE is required to grant them a waiver for as long as it can observe those conditions continuing;
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B/ No safer alternatives to those substances are currently available to them, and the reduction in use would itself cause serious hardship within that nation, in which case ACE may [but is not absolutely required] grant them a temporary waiver for a period of time — of not less than four, and not more than twelve, years — in which to make suitable arrangements; This is a real sticky point for us. We're rarely in favour of outsourcing decision making to committees. There's no guidance on how lenient the committee is supposed to be. I'd favour telling them that in x circumstances they give the exempion, otherwise they don't.

5). Urges member nations to do what they can, without increasing the risk of international conflict, to persuade non-member nations to follow ACE’s timetables as well.
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Postby Wallenburg » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:05 am

Wallenburg wrote:"What of planets with little to no ozone layer? What of worlds where life does not require an ozone layer to protect it?"
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Postby Savoy-Habsburg » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:17 am

Support

However, I believe many nations won't vote on this, for it would harm their economy.

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