In his message on the global Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer, the Prime Minister said the world is a lovely creation of Allah Almighty and it is the responsibility of entire humanity to protect it.
A political commitment to manage hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol – a huge environmental success that agreed to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals – could be one of the biggest climate change wins in the lead-up to the December’s climate conference, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
According to WMO, which together with its Global Atmosphere Watch network monitors the ozone layer, ozone loss for 2015 is expected to be similar to that of 2013 and 2014, though more significant than in 2010 and 2012.
The Chinese government is promising to do more to try to control ozone-depleting substances. While they do not deplete the ozone layer, they are extremely potent greenhouse gases and will contribute a great deal of warming to our already overheated planet in the coming decades unless we act now.
As per expert estimates, GHG emissions have been reduced by more than 11 Giga tonnes Carbon dioxide equivalent per year through the ODS phase-out activities of the Montreal Protocol. “It will also be another strong victory for multilateral efforts to safeguard our environment”.
India became Party to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer on 18 March 1991 and the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer on 19 June 1992.
This year World Ozone Day is marked as the 30 anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
He also urged the students, youth and public to carry out mass plantation drives to check depletion of ozone layer and save future generation. Since 1994, September 16 is considered as the World Ozone Day to mark the date the Montreal Protocol was signed. The theme is supported by the slogan, “Ozone: All there is between you and UV“.