ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, January 24, 2022

Upcoming Event

16th September 2021: The World Ozone Day

                                                   “The World Ozone Day

 

 

Event related to “The World Ozone Day” will be organised by ENVIS HUB,DoE&CC,MANIPUR. 

 

Theme: "Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool"

 

 

Environment-friendly issues and nature-friendly planet are sure shot fire-themes that will develop more significant awareness across the globe. “Heal the earth” is another popular theme as many organizations and scientific scholars strive for one common concern.

The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.

The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the Earth.

On this World Ozone Day, we can celebrate our success. But we must all push to keep hold of these gains, in particular by remaining vigilant and tackling any illegal sources of ozone-depleting substances as they arise. We must also wholeheartedly support the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which entered into force on 1 January 2019. By phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent climate-warming gases, this amendment can avoid up to 0.4°C of global temperature rise by the end of the century, while continuing to protect the ozone layer. And by combining action to phase-down HFCs with energy efficiency improvements in the cooling industry, we can achieve bigger climate benefits READ MORE >>>