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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

Member States are invited to devote the Day each year to promote, at the national level, activities in accordance with the objectives of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments.

Under this year's theme Ozone Layer Protection: the mission goes on... countries have organised various activities in commemoration of Ozone Day.  Click here to view country activities

 
China's bigger mission for HCFC phase-out
Beijing, 15 September 2014: As the world prepared for the 2014 International Ozone Day celebration, China – the largest producer and consumer of ozone depleting substances (ODS) – renewed its commitment to control and reduce hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and other remaining ODSs at the first Coordination Meeting on Preparation of the HCFCs Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) Stage II in Beijing on 11-12 September 2014.  Read more 
OzoNews Vol. XIV, 16 September 2014 issue
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for the Ozone layer Preservation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonJust over a quarter century ago, the world united to reverse the rapid depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer, which protects Earth from harmful radiation from space. Today, the ozone layer is well on track to recovery within the next few decades...  A | C | E | F | R | S 

 
UNEP Executive Director Launches Ozone Assessment Report

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme Achim Steiner launched the “Assessment for Decision-Makers”, a summary document of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, on 10 September 2014, at the UN headquarters in New York.  Watch on UN WebTV

 Press ReleaseNairobi/Geneva, 10 September 2014 (UNEP/WMO) -Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery: Success Story Should Encourage Action on Climate (A C E F R S)

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Pakistan Learns from China about HCFCs Alternatives
China, 15 August 2014 - A delegation consisting of representatives from the Climate Change Division of the Government of Pakistan and Pakistan HVACR Importers & Traders Association,  travelled to Beijing and cities in Guangdong Province to learn about HCFCs alternatives and phase-out approaches. Read more

 
“Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On”

Ozone Secretariat invites all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to celebrate this year's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September. The theme for 2014 is:  “Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On” ...  Read more  |  Ideas for Events

 
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The Workshop on Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Management and Thirty-fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 11-12 and 14-18 July 2014, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France.  Coverage from IISDRS


Summary of The thirty-fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened in Paris, France, from 14-18 July 2014. Over 350 delegates representing governments, UN agencies, Montreal Protocol expert panels and committees, non-governmental organizations and industry attended... Read more

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Various Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer, (Paris/Nairobi, 21 July 2014) The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France...  Read more

 
 

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News Clips

 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly Forty-ninth session proclaiming 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date in 1987 on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed, to be observed beginning in 1995...

 “The Antarctic Ozone Hole, An Update”, article in Physics Today, July 2014, Pg. 42-48,  Authors: Anne R. Douglas, Paul A. Newman, Susan Solomon

UNEP 2013 Annual Report, See pages: 31, 35 and 41 on the Montreal Protocol and Ozone Layer

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