FP trendSeptember 16, 2020 6:17:18 PM IST
This year the theme of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is “Ozone for Life: 35 Years of Protecting the Ozone Layer”. This is because 2020 will be the 35th anniversary of the creation of the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
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The UN General Assembly had September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer since then it has been observed annually.
The Vienna Convention was then strengthened by the Montreal Protocol, which called for strict measures to control global production and consumption of substances used to deplete the ozone layer. The protocol called for the control of nearly 100 chemicals as well September 16 was chosen to commemorate the day 1987, when the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer” was signed.
Inger Anderson, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), spoke in an official video about the importance of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.
He said, “[Vienna] The Convention and its Montreal Protocol united the world to cut out the gases and create a hole in the planet’s ozone layer that protects us from deadly UV radiation. This model of international cooperation has put the ozone layer on the path to recovery and protected human and ecosystem health. “
The director pointed out that this demonstration of global trust and cooperation is needed in the current COVID-19 era to address “loss of nature, climate change and pollution” and an ongoing pandemic situation.
He also praised the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which allowed 100 nations to ratify it. At the 28th meeting of the contracting parties on October 15, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, it was decided to phase out the production and use of fluorocarbons (HFCs).