In 1985, after much initial debate and controversy, the world took its first steps in the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer. In four steps, the world was able to quickly and painlessly head off a major threat.
Development of Alternative Technologies
A global framework for action.
Clear goals and time tables, as contained in the Millennium Promises
Global participation in global problem solving by developed and developing countries alike, rather than by an exclusive group of countries, such as the G8
Mobilization of the private and not-for-profit sectors as partners in the global effort
Expert scientific and technical knowledge harnessed at every juncture
Support for innovation at each stage, from start-up to scale-up