Role of State Department in Environmental Issues

by Andrew D. Sens, U.S. Dep of State,
John F. Fitzgerald, U.S. Dep of State,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Legal, Institutional, Financial and Environmental Aspects of Water Issues


The Department of State plays a key role in resolving international environmental issues. This paper describes how the Department is organized to deal with environmental concerns, discusses some major issues that affect the global environment, and concludes with illustrations of the Department's work on two major global issues - depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and global climate change.

Subject Headings: Ozone | Climate change | Federal government | Air pollution | Meteorology | Climates

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